Santiago Ponzinibbio, Argentine representative in UFC, returns to action in a few days and needs a victory yes or yes. This January 16, the «rasta» will once again enter the most famous octagon in the world, when it crosses Li Jingliang. It should be noted that his fight was going to be against Muslim Salikhov, but the latter went down and now the South American will have to face off against another great opponent. But, in these hours, his gaze was set on another key point.
Notably Ponzinibbio He has had no action since the stellar evening at UFC Argentina, which took place in November 2018. There, he knocked out Neil Magny and the public exploded. He currently has a 27-3 record, with a seven-game winning streak. In total, fifteen of his wins were by KO / TKO. Li Jingliang, for his part, is coming off a loss to Magny at UFC 248. That loss took away his three-win streak, which he now wants to change.
In the last hours, Santiago had a more than interesting interview. There, the Argentine highlighted that, thanks to UFC, he is no longer in the top fifteen in his division. Therefore, he is clearly upset. “They took me out. Brian Ortega fought three weeks after me and is still there. I asked, why is he ranking despite inactivity? Why does he win a stellar fight and I an unranked rival, like Jingliang? », He highlighted.
“I like Brian Ortega. I think he deserves, he showed the world that he deserves it, he won and he can become a champion. I have nothing against him. And our situation is similar. For that reason, I repeat, I think the rankings are bullshit. I go in there and do my job. And that’s what I do there. I represent my culture, my people from Argentina, from Latin America and I do a show inside the octagon ”, he concluded Santiago Ponzinibbio.
What he said before
Days ago, the «rasta» also spoke about the above, to which he pointed with the following words: “I have not fought for 26 months. I went from thinking about going for the world title after the Argentina event to being in a hospital fighting for my life. I was watching how athletes that were behind me in the ranking were passing me, until in 2020 I was removed for inactivity. I had so many bad feelings.
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