The UFC Welterweight fighter Santiago Ponzinibbio was having a dream run in UFC until he faced Li Jingliang on UFC on ABC: Holloway vs Kattar, Ponzinibbio is riding a seven-fight win streak entering into this fight.
Number 12th ranked Welterweight fighter Li Jingliang stopped his winning streak by knocking him out in the very first round of the fight. Since that loss Ponzinibbio is itching to get back inside the Octagon.
In his latest interview with MMA Junkie, Ponzinibbio says, “I was well prepared for the last bout, so I just stayed training, eating healthy, I stayed in Florida, and I’m in good shape. So if any opportunity comes up, I can return as soon as possible.”
“I feel great, and I have that bitter taste that I can only get rid of with a victory on hand. So I’m excited to return and fight as soon as possible.”
Ponzinibbio is ready to fight anyone, Robbie Lawler is his pick
Santiago Ponzinibbio is so much eager to step once again inside the Octagon that he is ready to face any opponent whether he is ranked or unranked. Ponzinibbio added, “There are many good fights, but matchups are often based on the rankings positions and all that,”
“So as much as I want to fight against someone in the top five, it’s not realistic. I don’t even think I can get someone in the top 10.” Although, one name he has in his mind is ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler.
“So I’d like to fight against a Robbie Lawler. He’s 14, 15. He’s an ex-champion. He’s a striker like me, so it would be a fun matchup for the fans. It’s an interesting fight against Robbie Lawler. It’s an entertaining division, so there are many fights out there that are fun for the fans.”