Raphael Assuncao: I'd be pissed if snubbed for title fight


Raphael Assuncao is riding an impressive six fight win streak in the UFC's bantamweight division and is currently ranked third. The two fighters above him, Urijah Faber and  Michael MacDonald, have both lost to champion Renan Barao so it makes sense that Assuncao would be next in line for a title shot. Of course he himself believes he should be next, and would be pretty pissed off if he were to be snubbed of that title shot:

"I'll be pissed if it doesn't happen," he told FOX Sports in a rare fired-up moment. "You know what? I'm proud of what I've done. I look at it and I try to stay humble and do what I've got to do, but I think people forget, I'm the first guy to beat the win streak at Nova Uniao with Johnny Eduardo. He had an 11-fight win streak and I beat him, and people say, 'That's nothing.' So then I beat Mike Easton. He was on a win streak, and I broke it. Then I beat T.J. Dillashaw. They had a new coach and they're on a tear, and I'm the guy who stopped that win streak. 

"A title shot, it wouldn't be a gift," he continued. "I worked for it. They wouldn't be giving it to me for free. I earned it."

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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

3/5/14 12:46 AM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

Never mind

FIGHTCLUB Magazine site profile image  

3/5/14 12:39 AM by FIGHTCLUB Magazine

I agree, i think the problem is he is not a very exciting fighter. Very skilled , technical, but forgettable in his fights. I had no idea he was on such a tear, same problem with Junior ( his older brother). He has a strange fighting style, a little different personality, has not been a match with the UFC. Im betting on his twin brother Freddie making it a long ways, he is working on his own streak.Either way, he keeps winning, time for a shot

The Sultan site profile image  

3/4/14 11:41 PM by The Sultan

Totally agree with him.