Jared Cannonier on fighting Israel Adesanya for the title next: ‘I’m confident of it happening’

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UFC Middleweight contender Jared Cannonier is pretty much confident that he has done enough in his last fight to secure a title shot and face Israel Adesanya for the middleweight championship in near future. At UFC 271 Jared Cannonier fought Derek Brunson on February 12, 2022. The fight was pretty competitive in the first round. The momentum was constantly shifting from Brunson to Jared. In the second round of the fight, Jared put his feet on the peddle and started to push the pace and he caught Derek with a couple of shots. Derek was badly wobbled and the fight taken to the ground. Jared landed some vicious elbows and knocked out Derek unconscious.

After the fight, Jared Cannonier took to the mic in his in-cage interview and called out UFC President Dana White.

“Hey, Dana: Look at me,” Cannonier said. “Dana, I want that shot next. I get the shot next. It’s me. Nobody else. It’s me.”

In the post-fight press conference, Jared talked about the fight and stated that he deserves the title fight against Israel Adesanya.

“(It would mean) all of this hard work coming to fruition,” Cannonier told reporters at the UFC 271 post-fight press conference. “That’s the path that I’m on. That’s the only reason I stay here in the UFC – to go for the title. I’m not a journeyman. I’m no gatekeeper. I’m ‘The Killa Gorilla.’”

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