UFC #3 ranked Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader (20-4) has won his last 5 fights at 205 and his last coming by way of decision over former champion Rashad Evans in the co-main event of UFC 192.
A title shot could loom for the former Arizona State wrestling standout but in his post fight interview he mainly stated that he’s doing well and would like to avenge his UFC Fight Night 28 main event loss to Glover Teixeira.
“Yeah, feeling good,” he said. “I finally went out there and finally just felt like the fighter I know I can be. I felt quick, I felt fast with the jab and I hit him with some good shots. You know, Rashad’s a veteran of this sport and to take somebody out like that, that’s what I need. To make it five wins in a row with a name like that as a little bookend. We’ll see where it goes from here.
“Obviously, I do want a title shot. You know, we’ve got Jon Jones back in the picture. So for me, I’m going to control the things I can control and that was the fight in front of me, that was Rashad. We’ll just see what happens.”
“Yeah of course, you know, I’m here to fight,” he said. “If Jon Jones comes back and he’s fighting Cormier, I have some people on my mind that I’d like to fight. I’d like to get my last loss back with Glover [Teixeira] if he gets through Pat. So that’s one fight I’d like to get back. Other than than, obviously I’d want a title shot, and I’d want Cormier, but we’ll see what happens though with the whole Jon Jones situation.”
Glover defeated Ryan by way of first round TKO.