The Argentine fighter of UFC, Santiago Ponzinibbio, has not been fighting for two years in his own country, due to injuries and a coronavirus positive. On that occasion, in the only event that took place in Buenos Aires, in November 2018, it was when he achieved a new victory. There, he knocked out Neil Magny in the fourth round. However, in the following years everything went downhill and he could not fight again. After overcoming various injuries and 25 days with COVID-19, the fighter broke the silence and referred to his next fight.
“In the UFC there are no rules, the ranking does not make much sense. Okay, I haven’t fought since 2018, but Brian Ortega fought three weeks after me, and since then nothing. He is still ranked number 2, comes from defeat, and they gave him the fight against the 4 of the world, the Korean Zombie, which later could not be carried out. I was removed from the ranking and it may be difficult to get a ranked athlete to fight, although I come from seven consecutive victories », was what the representative of Argentina started saying.
«If one appears against a ranked athlete, I will be prepared, and if they want to give me another one, I will also rip his head off and there will be eight consecutive victories, there they will have to put me back in the ranking. The important thing is that I am motivated and in good health, I always played in a disadvantaged position and I used that to motivate myself. No matter who they give me, I am going to break their heads, I am going to keep winning and it is going to be inevitable that they give me the fight for the world title, ”he stressed, focusing on the motivations he had at this time.
When asked about his next rival, Santiago He did not hesitate and highlighted the names with which he wants to measure himself: «If it is for wanting, Tyron Woodley is a former world champion and it is a fight that I like. Although it didn’t look good last time, it’s a fight I always wanted. Colby Covington himself, who previously trained on my team and now came out would be excellent, he is one of the best and is ranked number 2. Even with Stephen Thompson we could do a very exciting fight for our standing fighting styles ».
Ah, Leon Edwards, who comes in handy, winning everything. Any of those guys who are in the top of the division I would like to be able to fight and show that I can go for the title. I don’t know what the plans are UFC. Like in this game there is nothing written, sometimes a fight falls and you get involved. We saw it with Dominick Cruz who after 3 years fought directly for the title. I am waiting for a good opportunity “, sentenced Ponzinibbio, opening the doors to huge battles.