After winning the UFC bantamweight championship with an impressive performance at UFC 207, new title holder Cody Garbrandt is already looking to parlay that success into a big money fight for the promotion.
Garbrandt stopped by The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday afternoon as part of his victory tour, when he discussed what his next move could be.
According to Garbrandt, he’s hoping to talk to UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby about what the biggest money fight would be. Garbrandt even went as far as to say he is willing to move up in weight class for a fight with either featherweight champ Jose Aldo or lightweight title holder Conor McGregor.
Garbrandt’s motivation comes from wanting to avenge the losses of fighters who have defeated members of his camp, Team Alpha Male.
Aldo has defeated Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes during his initial title reign, while McGregor earned a victory over Mendes to earn the UFC interim featherweight championship before moving up in weight.
Would you like to see the new bantamweight king abandon his weight class for a one-off fight with Aldo or McGregor? Or is a Gabrandt title defense against either TJ Dillashaw or Dominick Cruz more appealing?
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You can watch Monday’s installment of The MMA Hour below: