Cory Sandhagen Sets Sights On Former UFC Champions

Cory Sandhagen has his sights set on fighting two former UFC champions in his next fight. 

The title contender just beat Marlon Moraes in a bantamweight bout at the UFC On ESPN+ 37 event on Saturday night in Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Fight Island. The finish happened in the second round when he scored a spinning heel kick. 

After the fight, he made it known that he wants to fight either Frankie Edgar or TJ Dillashaw. 

Cory Sandhagen Sets Sights On Former UFC Champions

“Honestly, I’ve been doing that for a year or two now where it’s like, ‘OK, there’s a big fight coming up. I don’t have a fight coming up. I’m going to keep my weight low, and I’m going to stay ready,’” Sandhagen said to MMA Junkie. “I’ve been doing that in camp. I’ve been doing that almost the whole time I’ve been in the UFC. But, yeah, I’m definitely going to do that now because I think I’m probably the No. 1 guy if one of those guys gets hurt.

“I would feel really bad if they did me and Yan, and they did that to Sterling. That being said, it’s a dog-eat-dog sport, you know? So if they give me that shot, I’m taking that shot. But I think it should be Sterling and Yan.”

“The only other two other guys that have an argument are Frankie (Edgar) and T.J. (Dillashaw). (Maybe I fight) one of those guys before they end up fighting each other,” Sandhagen said. “Hopefully I’m not this little name after this. Hopefully I have some pull in the sport because that’s kind of where I feel like I’ve been. They’re giving me really good fights, but I never felt like if I called someone out it was going to get a lot of juice. But I think I got some juice tonight.”