UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson recently shocked the entire world by truly announcing his arrival in the UFC by defeating high ranked contender and MMA and BJJ legend, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC Fight Night 150. Hermansson has now shown interest in fighting another high ranked contender, Kelvin Gastelum.
Hermansson was recently asked by BJ Penn.com about who he wants to face next. He revealed that to him right now only the Gastelum fight makes sense. Here’s what he had to say:
I’ve been thinking more and more about it [his next opponent] and I think the Paulo Costa and Romero fight has to happen. So I think those two guys have to fight each other so maybe Gastelum would be a good one next. His grappling is alright but it’s his striking that is his bread and butter, he is a really good boxer and that is his main strength.
Of course, he has good wrestling as well. I think its gonna be challenging to put him on the ground but I think I’m gonna have a big advantage when I put him on the ground.