Jake Hadley is fighting to prove something he believes; that he is the best fighter in Europe outside of the UFC.
Hadley is making a strong case after defeating Luke Shanks via unanimous decision to become the Cage Warriors flyweight champion earlier this month. It’s another title to his collection as he also won the EFC flyweight strap in April 2019.
With a perfect record of 7-0, Hadley is convinced his time to sign with the UFC is now
“I feel like I should be signed to the UFC now because on what I’ve done,” Halsey said.
“I’ve not just beaten these guys, I’ve dominated these guys … I’ve never been hit, I’m as pretty as a girl.”
Jake Hadley’s record speaks for itself
Hadley is not willing to wait forever for his octagon debut. If the world’s largest MMA promotion does not call, he will put his UFC hopes on hold and defend his Cage Warriors belt.
Although Hadley is willing to wait and retain his belt, he is unsure what is left for him to do in Europe.
According to Tapology, Hadley is ranked as the No. 2 flyweight in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is only behind his teammate Sam Creasey. At No. 4 is SBG standout Blaine O’Driscoll, who lost to Hadley via third-round rear-naked choke at Bellator 227 in September 2019.
With Shanks pegged as the fifth-ranked flyweight, Hadley’s record clearly speaks for itself.
“I’ve beaten all the top guys in Europe and the ones I haven’t beat, the opponents I just beat have beaten them,” Hadley said. “I ain’t going to wait around forever, sit on the sidelines, make no money and be broker forever,”
If Hadley defends his belt, he is eying one of Cage Warriors’ three scheduled bouts in March. He is willing to fight as soon as possible if Dana White and company decide to sign him.
Jake Hadley full interview
To see the MyMMANews’ full interview with Hadley, watch the video above.
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