Anthony Smith is set to fight Shogun Rua this weekend at UFC Hamburg. Even though he has his hands full with Rua, Smith has his eyes set on Daniel Cormier.
Smith thinks that a win against Rua could get him a title shot against Cormier.
“If he thinks Shogun is the next guy, and I beat him, then I think rightfully, he gave me the opportunity to put my hand up. I think that he did that for me, and I don’t even know if he realizes that. [Cormier] isn’t excited about the [Alexander] Gustafsson fight, whether it’s a money thing or a new matchup,” he said. “I think I’m a fresh face, and that’s an exciting matchup for the fans, me versus ‘DC.’ But I haven’t even thought about that right now,” Smith said. (via MMA Junkie)
Smith will be heading into the fight with Rua on the back of his victory against Rashad Evans.