Chris Curtis will return to action at UFC London.
In a strange twist of events, Chris Curtis is now booked to fight Jack Hermansson in the co-main event of UFC London on July 23 at the O2 Arena. Englishman Darren Till was initially scheduled to make his comeback but was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed injury.
Sean Strickland, a good friend of Curtis, was in the corner during his recent fight. However, it looks like he won’t be able to make the trip this time.
Chris Curtis reveals why Sean Strickland won’t be at UFC London
In an interview with Helen Yee, “Action-Man” talked about stepping in for Till to compete at UFC London. The 34-year-old also got a major bump up to be the co-main event in the promotion’s return to the country.
When asked whether Strickland will be cornering him again for this fight, Curtis claimed that Strickland had no desire to leave the country.
“Actually not, because Sean doesn’t have a passport because Sean destroyed his passport to avoid having to go to Abu Dhabi. He didn’t want to fight out of the country so he destroyed it.
“Well, his passport was lost but I called BS on that. I think that’s bullsh*t, I think that’s total bullsh*t. I’m pretty sure he destroyed it to not have to leave the country because he’s Sean so yeah.”
Curtis is looking to get ranked with a win at UFC London
Curtis is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rodolfo Vieira last month and was disappointed to still be out of the rankings.
“Yeah, it’s crazy. I was really sad I didn’t get a rank after the last one.
“I thought I’d be a bit of a squeeze in there but apparently, you gotta kill a guy to get a ranking. Me and Jack will go one shot stand, one shot fall. If it all goes well, hopefully, I get number eight next to my name. I’ll take it.”
Chris Curtis will take on Jack Hermansson at UFC London. The card will be headlined by the heavyweight clash of Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall.