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Brendan Allen thinks UFC Struggle Night time 240 win nonetheless propels him previous Marvin Vettori: ‘Goodbye, buddy’

LAS VEGAS – Because of outside forces, Brendan Allen missed the opportunity to fight Marvin Vettori on Saturday. He doesn’t think, however, the reward potential has been minimized by fighting a lesser-ranked opponent. Allen (23-5 MMA, 11-2 UFC) fights Chris Curtis (31-10 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in the UFC Fight Night 240 main event at the

Brendan Allen thinks UFC Struggle Night time 240 win nonetheless propels him previous Marvin Vettori: ‘Goodbye, buddy’


LAS VEGAS – Due to exterior forces, Brendan Allen missed the opportunity to struggle Marvin Vettori on Saturday. He doesn’t assume, nonetheless, the reward potential has been minimized by preventing a lesser-ranked opponent.

Allen (23-5 MMA, 11-2 UFC) fights Chris Curtis (31-10 MMA, 5-2 UFC) within the UFC Fight Night 240 most important occasion on the UFC Apex. At a pre-fight information convention Wednesday, Allen admitted he sought to steal the No. 5 rating from Vettori (19-6-1 MMA, 9-5-1 UFC) and nonetheless thinks it’s potential with a victory over Curtis.

“If I beat Chris on Saturday, I’m nonetheless going to be No. 5 subsequent week,” Allen advised MMA Junkie and different reporters. “You shouldn’t be capable to keep the place you’re at after being out for therefore lengthy after which pulling out of fights. Apart from that, I don’t actually care. I’m going to maneuver up. I’m going to go up and it’s outdated information from there. You possibly can have fought me final 12 months. You possibly can’ve fought me this weekend. So, form of, goodbye, buddy.”

In response to Allen, the discrepancy in UFC rankings doesn’t precisely mirror the talent distinction between Vettori and Curtis. He thinks Saturday’s outing really acquired harder due to the swap.

“(Curtis’) IQ is best,” Allen stated. “He’s acquired higher technical skills, for my part. I’d say Chris is rather a lot more durable check than Marvin is. It’s what it’s. We’ve confronted one another earlier than, clearly. We solely had a pair days or no matter to organize if something. Now, we’ve a bit bit extra time to organize for one another. We’ll see who could make these changes and we’ll see what occurs.”

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