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Manon Fiorot desires backup position for Grasso vs. Shevchenko 3

Manon Fiorot is raring to make sure her subsequent struggle is for the UFC ladies’s flyweight title, even when meaning taking it in unideal circumstance.

With seven consecutive victories to start her octagon tenure, Fiorot (12-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) would sometimes have a title shot locked up by now. Nonetheless, the string of three consecutive title fights between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko have pushed everybody out of the rapid title dialog.

Grasso (16-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) and Shevchenko (23-4-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) are at the moment looking out as coaches on Season 32 of “The Final Fighter” actuality collection and are anticipated to wrap up their trilogy at UFC 306, which takes place Sept. 16 at The Sphere in Las Vegas.

Following Fiorot’s unanimous choice victory over Erin Blanchfield in a February essential occasion, she desires the winner of Grasso and Shevchenko. But when one thing occurs to both of them, whether or not it’s weeks out or days out, Fiorot desires to volunteer he companies as a backup.

“If I’ve to decide on, your best option for me is to be the backup on the struggle,” instructed MMA Junkie by means of an interpreter. “I believe it’s an excellent factor if somebody, Valentina or Alexa, have an harm or miss weight. I believe your best option for me now could be to be backup for this struggle so I can see the struggle and maybe do a faceoff after towards the winner. … I believe I deserve it.”

Along with her victory over Blanchfield, the UFC resume of Fiorot additionally consists of former champ Rose Namajunas and one-time title challengers Katlyn Cerminara, Jennifer Maia and Mayra Bueno Silva.

Fiorot, 34, mentioned there’s just one different state of affairs the place she would entertain taking a struggle towards somebody exterior of the Grasso vs. Shevchenko winner, and that’s if the promotion applied an interim belt.

“I’m the No. 1 contender for 3 fights in a row,” Fiorot mentioned. “I’m fairly certain I deserve it and I’ll struggle for it in my subsequent struggle.”

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