Ryan Bader racked up his fifth straight win after defeating former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, at last night's (Sat. Oct. 3, 2015) UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Houston, Texas.
In doing so, "Darth" put a stamp on his case for next shot at the division title, which is still in the grasp of Daniel Cormeir after his five-round war against Alexander Gustafsson, which also went down in "H-Town."
"Yeah, of course. I'm here to fight and if Jon Jones comes back and he's fighting Cormier, I have some people on my mind that I'd like to fight. I would like to get my last loss back with Glover, if he gets through Pat. So, that's one fight I'd like to get back. Other than that, Obviously I'd want a title shot and want to fight Cormier, we'll see what happens with the whole Jon Jones situation."
Indeed, once UFC completes it's process of reading through all the legal paperwork, "Bones" could be gearing up to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon.
Should that process take a while, Cormier vs. Bader seems like the next logical step. If not, well that's okay, says Ryan, as he's just here to fight whoever is in front of him, hopefully Glover.