Cory Sandhagen believes he is still “one fight away from winning the title” despite his loss at UFC Vegas 32

Cory Sandhagen is not entirely disappointed with his loss against TJ Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32. Reveals what he spoke with Sean Shelby after the fight.

Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32
Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw

Cory Sandhagen has faced the second defeat in his UFC career against TJ Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32. But that doesn’t seem to worry ‘The Sandman’ too much.

Cory Sandhagen took on TJ Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 main event earlier today. The fighter displayed excellent striking but failed to get the better of TJ in his comeback fight. Cory lost the fight via split decision. The fight was held at the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges scored the fight 3 rounds to 2 rounds favoring Dillashaw.

Even though Cory failed to win the fight, he is confident in his abilities and is not entirely dejected about the loss. In the post-fight interview with ESPN, Megan Olivi spoke to a optimistic Sandhagen. “I know I had him hurt more times than me,” Sandhagen said.

“I think I was landing the way cleaner shots. I was picking him apart. I guess I should’ve done more. That’s on me. … I told myself I was winning the fifth round. I thought that I did. I don’t know. What can you do? I thought I made really good adjustments as the fight was going on. What can you do? I guess I’ll learn from it. I’ll still be world champ. I’ll still do all the things I said I was going to do. I just have got to learn and get better, I guess.”

Cory Sandhagen has a chat with matchmaker Sean Shelby

UFC Vegas 32 main event
Cory Sandhagen dejected as TJ Dillashaw gets his hand raised

Sandhagen in the post fight said to Megan Olivi that he had met with the matchmaker Sean Shelby in the backstage after the fight and made things clear about his chance at the UFC bantamweight title. From what Sandhagen said it seems that he is still just one fight away from the title. The bantamweight title is now on hold as the champion Aljamain Sterling is yet to fight the rematch against former champion Petr Yan.

“Sean Shelby just talked to me in the back,” Sandhagen said. “I made him pinky-promise me that I’m one fight away from winning the title. He came back and said, ‘There’s nothing I can do about, but I promise you you’re still one fight away from the title.’ I said, ‘I’m going to make you pinky-promise me.’ He did, so that’s still what we’re looking at.”

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