While Stipe Miocic has understandably received a ton of fanfare for his three round demolition of Roy Nelson at UFC 161, Shawn Jordan also scored a quick win over Pat Barry Saturday to move up the heavyweight ladder as well. Now aside from the fact that Barry’s manager is claiming an eye poke was responsible for the loss, Jordan has won two straight fights and has gone 3-1 in the Octagon. In other words, Jordan will likely get booked for a bout with another high profile heavyweight next.
Speaking of big name heavyweights, Jordan was asked about the possibility of facing Miocic, while appearing on MMA Junkie.com Radio recently. The 28 year-old fighter responded by saying:
“We don’t really ever get to say who we’ll fight … but yeah, I like Stipe. He’s awesome, and we were hanging out at all week. … If they asked me to fight him, hey, I just fought a guy who’s been my buddy for a few years. Absolutely, if they ask me to fight him. I’m sure we both feel the same way.”
Miocic vs. Jordan huh? Now that’s a fight you wouldn’t want to utilize for a beer break. Will it happen though? Maybe, but considering Miocic just stormed through the promotion’s #7th ranked heavyweight (who was #5 heading into the event) and is now himself sitting at #8, probably not.
Who are the other top ten heavyweights who don’t currently have fights booked? Daniel Cormier, “Bigfoot” Silva and Fabricio Werdum. Let the match-making begin.
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