The UFC heavyweight division didn’t witness a lot of sudden rise in the rankings. But things have undergone a change with the likes of Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes shooting up the rankings in a relatively small period of time. Given the fact that Ngannou has already had his shot at the belt, where he was dismantled by the champ Stipe Miocic, that puts Blaydes as the favourite for the next heavyweight challenger.
Blaydes took to twitter to rally up his case for a shot at the title. He depicted himself as a ‘legend hunter’, pointing to his win over UFC veterans Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem.
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) June 21, 2018
Blaydes has expressed his desire of fighting at the end of the year, for the title, against the winner of Miocic vs Cormier. Just a while back, Blaydes, while speaking on BJ Penn Radio, had picked Stipe to beat Cormier at UFC 226