With his impressive win over former lightweight challenger Joe Stevenson on the UFC 110 main card, Australian George Sotiropoulos is now “in the mix” at 155-pounds, UFC President Dana White said at the event’s post-fight press conference.
“He stepped up tonight. I’m proud of him,” White said of Sotiropoulos. “He was amazing. He didn’t just beat Joe Stevenson, he dominated Joe Stevenson. He just catapulted himself right into the mix. To do what he did to Joe Stevenson is huge and very promising. … If he continues to improve like that, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him fighting for the title in the next year.”