Wednesday night’s United Combat League fight card was full of fireworks with several exciting fights. However, one of the highlights of the evening was UCL Welterweight Champion and former UFC fighter Daniel Stittgen stepping into the cage.
No, Stittgen wasn’t fighting this evening but rather making a statement. He wants Phil Brooks (CM Punk) in the octagon. Stittgen was last seen in the Octagon in 2012 with a split decision loss to Marcelo Gulmaraes. To say Stittgen was vocal about a possible contest against Brooks would be putting it mildly.
“I’ve been in this game for over ten years and paid my dues,” Stittgen stated.
“Tragedies happened in my life and I never let go [of fighting]. There’s still a lot more fight in me. What better platform than the UFC against CM Punk?”
In the ring, Stittgen fired shots at Brooks claiming he’s been dodged in exchange for an easier fight (Punk’s loss to Mickey Gall last September). The Anvil would lay claim that Brooks is his own biggest fan, is completely unproven, etc. Stittgen would also have some choice names for Gall as well, but not aimed at him.
“It’s nothing personal against Mickey, he’s a good kid,” said Stittgen.
“I’m just trying to get to Punk. If Mickey doesn’t like it, I don’t give a shit. Who wouldn’t take the opportunity that’s given to him?”
Stittgen has tried to make contact his Brooks for a possible fight but could not confirm anything at the time. So what would a fight against Brooks look like against Stittgen?
“With the opportunity, I’ll allow him to humor the world with his so-called standup,” claimed Stittgen.
“After he’s gassed then I’ll take control of the fight and finish him however I deem necessary at that time. He’s been living fat off the hog for the last 15 years and it’s time he comes down for a reality check from Daniel “the Anvil.”