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Jared Cannonier explains why he turned down a struggle towards Paulo Costa at UFC 301

Jared Cannonier revealed he was provided a struggle towards Paulo Costa at UFC 301, however he needed to flip the bout down.

Jared Cannonier

Cannonier had been rehabbing an damage when he acquired the decision to go all the way down to Brazil and struggle with Costa. Though that could be a struggle that does curiosity Cannonier, because it will get him nearer to a title shot, he needed to flip it down.

“Initially they provided me a struggle with Paulo Costa, every time that they had this struggle in Brazil final weekend (UFC 301). I wasn’t going to get cleared till the tip of March, that may have been a one-month camp to get able to get again into competitors. I didn’t wish to bounce proper again into competitors with out having been coaching every thing I wanted to be coaching main as much as get a struggle scheduled, I wasn’t grappling as a lot. In fact, I wasn’t cleared to compete, so I didn’t have full utilization of my recovered knee,” Cannonier stated to MiddleEasy.

The hope for Jared Cannonier was to get the struggle towards Paulo Costa pushed again, however sadly for him, the Brazilian is now going through Sean Strickland at UFC 302.

Cannonier, in the meantime, will headline UFC Louisville per week afterward June 8 towards Nassourdine Imavov. Though it isn’t the struggle that Cannonier needed, he’s wanting ahead to getting again into the Octagon.

“It wasn’t what I needed, naturally I need the contenders struggle, the very best rankings the very best matchup. I hoped to get Costa later, possibly in June, however they gave that struggle to (Strickland). That ship sailed, so all that they had left was Imavov,” Cannonier stated.

Ought to Cannonier get his hand raised towards Imavov on June 8 he may very well be a win away from getting one other crack on the title.

Jared Cannonier is at present ranked fourth at middleweight. He’s coming off back-to-back wins over Marvin Vettori and Sean Strickland.

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