Jared CannonierRelying on a fight for the championship belt, he doesn’t want to wait until such a fight finally happens. He wants to make sure that another victory will guarantee him that he will fight for the belt.
At UFC Vegas 34, Jared Cannonier defeated Kelvin Gastelum and hopes to be one step away from fighting for the title. When asked about his future in the cage at the post-gale press conference, Jared said:
Either fight for the belt or be the first contender. Robert and Israel probably won’t fight for the belt until next year. Then you have to wait three months for the next fight. I can’t wait that long. If I get a name and assurance that I will fight for the belt after I win, I will accept it.
Cannonier added that he wants to return to the cage after 3 or 4 months. Jared is currently ranked third in the UFC’s middleweight rankings.
The title fight between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker has already been planned, but when it might actually happen is still unclear. More and more often, it is said that the fight will not be until next year due to difficulties with pandemic restrictions.