The UFC bantamweight number six, Marlon Vera, spoke about the circumstances of the organization of the fight with Pedro Munoz, who agreed to replace the injured Henry Cejudo and face the Ecuadorian on August 19 at UFC 292 in Boston.
“At first I asked for a fight with Petr Yan, but he refused again – we were told that he would not fight this year, I don’t know what the matter is,” Chito told The Schmo. “I would say that he refused to fight me three or four times. Every time he found a reason to say no. He did it many times”
Vera does not rule out that in the event of a victory over Munoz, he will fight for the UFC championship belt in the next fight.
“I didn’t want to sit around, they called me Munoz and I agreed. The rating doesn’t mean anything – they spin it however they want. Pedro Munoz is a top notch fighter, constantly fighting the best of the best. Therefore, a victory is a victory – I will beat him and I will wait for the title fight. If O’Malley beats Sterling, they’ll have no choice but to give us a rematch. Maybe even in December
Two weeks earlier, former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan revealed that he plans to return to the octagon at the end of this year.
Recall that the main event of the UFC 292 tournament will be the bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.