Anthony Smith Earned Biggest Win Of His Career, But Not Getting The Fight He Asked For On Sunday (July 22, 2018) rising contender Anthony Smith picks up a massive KO win over Shogun Rua at UFC Fight Night 134 event that went live on Fox Sport 1 from inside Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Following his scintillating performance, \u2018Lionheart\u2019 called out former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson for August 4's UFC 227 event, after Gustafsson's original opponent Volkan Oezdemir pulled out. Shortly after the call out, news surfaced Gustafsson pulled out of UFC 227 due to undisclosed minor injury. At the UFC Fight Night 134 post-fight press conference, Smith reacted to the news: (Via MMAFighting) \u201cThat\u2019s ironic, isn\u2019t it?\u201d Smith told reporters. \u201cIt\u2019s kinda weird how that works out. He needed an opponent yesterday. What happened between then and now? I don\u2019t know, but that\u2019s mighty ironic.\u201d That's an unfortunate scene for Smith, as a win over Gustafsson may put him in front of the title picture. 'Lionheart' is riding on a two-win streak and now he pointed at knockout artist Jimi Manuwa who was in attendance at UFC Hamburg. \u201cI saw Jimi Manuwa out there,\u201d Smith said. \u201cJimi\u2019s a great fighter. He\u2019s a hell of a striker, he\u2019s powerful, and he\u2019s ranked pretty high in the division. I\u2019m not 100 percent sure. I\u2019ll let the UFC and my management figure that out. If not Gustafsson, then I don\u2019t know. The current situation of the light heavyweight division is messy, as Daniel Cormier injured his hand and would return to fight Brock Lesnar next year for a heavyweight title, also he teased to faced Shogun Rua for 205-pound belt, but Smith changed the picture. Jon Jones return to Octagon is still in the air. I think that\u2019s the first step: We need to figure out if Cormier\u2019s staying or going,\u201d Smith said. \u201c(UFC President) Dana (White) even said this before, \u2018I think Daniel is an honorable man.\u2019 It wouldn\u2019t be very honorable to hold up the division. Because he knows right now. You guys can ask him 100 times, and he won\u2019t tell you, but he knows if he\u2019s coming back down or not. I think he needs to make that public so we can figure out what we\u2019re all doing.\u201d Now the thing is Cormier needs to decide if he will fight at light heavyweight or no, as he's holding up the division.