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UFC heavyweight contender Curtis “Razor” Blaydes is scheduled to put his six-fight win streak on the line to rematch Francis Ngannou at UFC: Beijing. The former UFC title challenger Ngannou has lost some momentum after also dropping a lackluster decision to Derrick Lewis in his last bout. According to Blaydes, this has to be bad news for his mental state. Via MMAJunkie.com:
“He’s probably in a hole right now,” Blaydes said. “0-2 after being the hotshot? That’s got to be a dark, dark place. I want him to be his best. I don’t want any excuses out of his camp or the fans or the company. I want him at his best. I’ll beat him 10 out of 10 times.”
One could argue that he has already lost 1 out of 10… but Blaydes wasn’t stopped by Ngannou. He was stopped by the doctor, and he’s quick to remind us all of that.
“It is a loss,” Blaydes said. “On my record it’s a loss, but any loss that you don’t lose any sleep over is that one. It wasn’t the referee’s decision, it wasn’t the judge’s decision, it was the doctor.”
Still, that doesn’t mean the official L on his record doesn’t bother him. He wants it back.
“I wouldn’t say it kept me up at night, but I knew it would happen eventually,” Blaydes told reporters during a recent media scrum. “It was inevitable. I knew he’d be around, I’d be around. The UFC likes natural stories like this. We already have a natural storyline. It’s not fake. We had a fight, he won, but I didn’t get to finish it. So I do have a bit of redemption I want to get.”
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