Anthony Hernandez: I barely watch the UFC, but ‘sign me up’ for the top 15 next

LAS VEGAS – Anthony Hernandez wants a ranked opponent after his UFC Fight Night 224 win.

Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) stopped Edmen Shahbazyan (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) by TKO in Round 3 in Saturday’s middleweight co-main event at the UFC Apex. The main card aired live on ESPN+.

“Fluffy” doesn’t have a name in mind for who he wants next, but that’s because he’s not even following his division or the organization as a whole. All he knows is that he’s ready to take anyone out in his ascent up the ladder.

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“I honestly barely follow the UFC,” Hernandez told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the UFC Fight Night 224 post-event news conference. “Whoever the f*ck is in that top 15, I will fight. So, Uncle Dana, whoever you want to see me fight, sign me up and I’ll be there.”


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Hernandez says he doesn’t follow the UFC because he’s solely focused on his path to the top. Perhaps an unorthodox method, but one that’s worked for the 29-year-old who has now won four in a row, three by finish.


“I’m not here to be a fanboy, I’m here to be the biggest f*cking thing in the world,” Hernandez said. “So, I believed in myself, and I’m just gonna keep focusing on myself. I don’t care what everyone else is doing. When the time comes, and I have to face them, I will break their soul.”

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 224.

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