Corey Anderson is a name not many MMA fans talk about as someone who could get the next title shot at Jon Jones. He is currently ranked eighth in the division and on a three-fight winning streak and is 12-4 overall. He also holds wins over the likes of Jan Blachowicz, Glover Teixeira, and Ilir Latifi. Yet, his name is not coming up in the title talks.
Now, he was on the Slip n Dip Podcast where he had a message for the light heavyweight champion in Jon Jones.
“I definitely want the belt. So Jones, if you watching or if you see this, you know who it is. You said it after Ilir Latifi. You asked if I wanted that smoke. I told you that I wanted all the smoke! All of it. The crack smoke, the weed smoke, whatever you are smoking put it in my face because I am here. I am not hiding, I’m right here.
“Top five it up. Y’all want me? You know my name. Like the Candy Man, you say it three times and I’m going to pop up and sign the contract. Let’s get it.”
Jon Jones is coming off of a split-decision win over Thiago Santos at UFC 239. Before that, the champion beat Anthony Smith by decision at UFC 235 and at UFC 232 stopped Alexander Gustafsson to become the champ again. “Bones” has been adamant about staying at light heavyweight and clearing out the division, so Corey Anderson could very well be a name he needs to beat. But, whether or not he is next is to be seen.
Anderson is not in the top-five, so he probably needs another win, and is currently not booked for a fight. He hasn’t fought since UFC 232 as he turned down the offer to fight Luke Rockhold. But, Corey Anderson makes it clear, he wants to fight Jon Jones.