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Caraway Wants Bantamweight Title Shot


Bryan Caraway just defeated Aljamain Sterling, and knows what he wants next – a shot at the winner of current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber, which takes place at UFC 199 on June 4, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.?

“[Sterling was] the number-four guy and the only ones ahead of him are Dillashaw, Faber and Barao, so I think I should be the next guy up for a shot at the title,” said Caraway post fight Sunday night, as transcribed by Mike Sloan for Sherdog. “I think this puts me in title contention. Aljamain was the only guy not fighting for a title ranked above me.”

“I got off to a slow start. He’s obviously a good grappler himself. I was just too cautious at first. When you let someone get to a dominant position, he’ll take advantage. I think the theme of this fight was ‘heart over hype.’ Obviously, I clearly knew I lost the first round. I needed to switch up game plans. In round two, I imposed my will. I had to beat him at his own game.”

“I know my value. I know my skill set, and I can compete with anybody in the world. I keep beating top-rated guys and I’m always the underdog.”

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