Cory Sandhagen On Fans Booing His Performance Against Rob Font At UFC Nashville: ‘That’s Beautiful Martial Arts’

"Sandman" is not bothered by fans not appreciating his win over Rob Font at UFC Nashville.

Cory Sandhagen Talks Rob Font Win
Cory Sandhagen Talks Rob Font Win - Image credit @ESPNMMA Youtube
  • Cory Sandhagen is convinced he put on a remarkable performance against Rob Font at UFC Nashville
  • “Sandman” pointed out that he deserves to be the next bantamweight title challenger

Cory Sandhagen did not fail to deliver at UFC Nashville he secures a dominant decision win over Rob Font. Some fans weren’t entertained by how “Sandman” performed but the man in question remains unfazed.

It’s high-level martial arts

Font was just a replacement opponent for Sandhagen as Umar Nurmagomedov had to pull out due to an injury. Nevertheless, “Sandman” still managed to win after five rounds of action. However, some fans in attendance booed him as they thought it was a boring fight. For Sandhagen, nothing went wrong in the fight and if anything, it was “beautiful martial arts.”

“I wanted to put on a good show of course. To me, that’s beautiful martial arts. I know that people wanna see blood you know, that’s how it is but I’ve given them plenty of blood in the past, this is the way that I had to win tonight,” Sandhagen said after the fight.

Indeed, it was a lopsided match in favor of Sandhagen. He was able to dominate Font both on the feet and on the ground the entire 25 minutes, outstriking his opponent 132 to 25 strikes landed with 7 out of 7 successful takedowns.

Title match should be next

The win over Font saw Sandhagen enjoying a three-fight winning streak since losing to Petr Yan in their bantamweight title fight at UFC 267. Prior to UFC Nashville, “Sandman” was already talking about making a case for becoming the next title challenger.

The 135-pound strap will be on the line once again at UFC 292 as reigning champion Aljamain Sterling defends his title against Sean O’Malley. For Sanghagen, it doesn’t matter who wins the belt as long as the UFC hands him the next title shot.

“I wanna be the world champ whether it’s Sterling or O’Malley, whoever it is, I think that I deserve the next title shot. That’s three big wins in a row against tough, tough guys… I mean that’s that’s how you do it,” Sandhagen concluded.

As it stands, Sandhagen is the No. 4 bantamweight contender. He’s been impressive since he last competed for the title but it’s still up to the UFC matchmakers to decide on his next fight.

Published on August 6, 2023 at 1:15 pm
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