Top heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes who’s coming off a dominant third round TKO victory over Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 in Chicago last month. With an impressive performance, Blaydes put himself on the shortlist of heavyweight title contenders. This is a big win for Curtis in terms of rankings and future promise and currently riding on four straight wins in a row.
The only blemishes on Blaydes resume are the Texas commision overturning his TKO win over Adam Milstead at UFC Fight Night 104 after Blaydes tested positive for marijuana and a TKO loss to fellow UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou at Fight Night 86.
Following UFC 226’s disappointing co-main event, like many Blaydes also criticise via social media post:
thank you to Derrick and Francis, they just cemented me as the #1 contender.”
thank you to Derrick and Francis, they just cemented me as the #1 contender”
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) July 8, 2018
Then in the main headliner, Daniel Cormier knocks-out Stipe Miocic to claim the heavyweight title and become the only second fighter in UFC history to hold title in two weight divisions simultaneously. Instead of calling any top heavyweight contender, Cormier called out former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, whose last win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 was overturned due to his drug test failure, went inside the Octagon on Cormier’s call and shoved him.
At post-fight conference, Cormier himself not against the idea of another fight before throwing down with Lesnar, but it has to be big money.
”I’m at a point now where it’s going to be very difficult to fight a Curtis Blaydes,” Cormier said when asked if he’d take a fight before facing Brock Lesnar. “It’s like, do you want to go to war and make so much less money? If I fight Brock Lesnar, I’m getting paid.”
Blaydes, of course, didn’t like how Lesnar swoops in and lock the title fight.
”Tired of all the politics,” Curtis wrote on Twitter. “Like is it even still even about fighting? First CM Punk now Brock Lesnar. I’ll just continue to grow as a martial artist and become more dangerous, and I refuse to resort to that WWE BS fake arguing just to draw in lame ass casual fans pfft.”
Lesnar getting a title shot, it’s a showdown that would sell a lot of pay-per-views. That Blaydes nor any other heavyweight contender is not going to outdraw Brock Lesnar.
Do you think Blaydes will get a title shot before the year-end?