Corey ‘Overtime’ Anderson is at a cusp of a title shot courtesy of an impressive three-fight winning streak.
However the landscape of the recently stacked light heavyweight division does not allow him his chance. Anderson was linked with a high profile bout against former three-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. However there are rumors of another title challenger Anthony Smith being the frontrunner to face Gustafsson.
Anderson instead, was associated with a fight against former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 238. The opponent being highly renowned, Anderson believes the bout does not make sense as it would mark Rockhold’s debut in the division. Anderson also believes the winner of Gustafsson vs. Smith fight won’t get the title shot anyway as they have recently lost to current champ Jon Jones.
“So now it’s like, what’s going on? I don’t think the winner of that fight the title shot because they just fought and both lost. But I wouldn’t put it past them. So then they called me a couple of days later to fight Luke Rockhold in Chicago,” he added. “Okay, so ill just dominated three top 10 guys, proven what I need to get to the title fight but they’re calling me to fight Luke Rockhold? A 185’e who just got knocked out? He’s not getting a title fight anytime soon, so why do they want me to fight him?”
Anderson is on a three-fight winning streak defeating Patrick Cummins, Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi. He is ranked #8 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.