Santiago Ponzinibbio scored the biggest win of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career earlier today (Sun., July 16, 2017) by knocking out Gunnar Nelson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow, Scotland.
And he made it look easy, becoming the first man to stop “Gunni” in a fight, in all of 82 seconds. Shortly after the bout, “Gente Boa” fielded questions from reporters during the post-fight press conference, and though he didn’t call anyone out during his victory speech, he had a list of names ready to fire backstage for the media.
“I trained very hard for a long time and I knew positive results would come. I respect Gunnar a lot and I knew he would come ready for a war,” he said. “Beating a tough opponent like that in the first round, in less than two minutes, was really surprising. For those that did not believe in me, here is the result. If a jab of mine did this, imagine my right hand. I am ready to fight any opponent in the division but I would like to get Neil Magny or Carlos Condit next. I want to show that I have the ability to be world champion,” concluded the Argentinian.
The win marked Santiago’s fifth in a row inside the Octagon, and likely secured him a top 10 ranking after taking out the No. 8 ranked welterweight on the planet.
As for his requests to fight Magny or Condit, it seems getting a fight against Neil is more likely. That’s because Condit hasn’t shown any signs of coming back to MMA since getting submitted by Demian Maia and subsequently teasing retirement.
Ad for Neil, his fight card is currently empty as he hasn’t stepped foot inside the cage since defeating Johny Hendricks last December. Any of those two foes interest you for Ponzinibbio’s next challenge?
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