UFC bantamweight number four Corey Sandhagen, who will share the Octagon with Umar Nurmagomedov in less than two months, disagrees with those who believe he has no chance against the Russian.
“They keep texting me ‘you don’t stand a chance in wrestling and blah blah blah…’ but I don’t think any of them can name a fight where I lay on my back for more than ten seconds, not counting the fight. against Aljamain Sterling,” the American said in an interview with Fanatics View.
“The main advantage of the Dagestani fighters is not in their ability to carry out takedowns, but in their ability to keep opponents down – this is their main difference from the American fighters who compete in the UFC. The Dagestanis have learned to keep people down, they do it much better than anyone else, and this quality makes them the dominant fighters in MMA.
“I know for sure that I am not only a well-trained, but also an intelligent mixed martial artist. I am a thinking fighter, this is my strongest quality, and I am sure that I will find some good ways to counter everything Umar has to offer me.
Recall that the fight between Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov will be the main event of the UFC on ESPN 50 tournament, which will be held on August 5 in Nashville.