Nate Landwehr eyes Movsar Evloev next after UFC San Antonio win: ‘Ain’t nobody calling out Evloev. I’ll call his ass out. I’ll fight him’
Nate Landwehr has his eyes set on Movsar Evloev next time out.
Landwehr extended his win streak to three on Saturday at UFC San Antonio as he beat Austin Lingo by submission. Originally, Landwehr was supposed to face Alex Caceres which was a chance for him to fight a ranked opponent, but Caceres was forced out of the bout due to an injury.
Now, after Landwehr got the submission win over Lingo, he hopes he can get a ranked opponent next and eyes Evloev for a few reasons.
“I really like, I think it’d be cool to fight Dan Ige,” Landwehr said on The MMA Hour. “He’s a banger. [See] who’s gonna get the $50K. I’ve always liked that fight. As far as what I think would be really good for the fans, cardio-wise, I feel like ‘Billy Q’ [Quarantillo] got the cardio and the dog in him and that s*** would probably be an instant classic. That’s why I would like that fight, especially with him, if he beats [Edson] Barboza, he’s gonna be probably 14, maybe 13 to depend on how he beats him and that would be a banger.
“I really want the Evloev Movsar fight. That’s a tough one,” Landwehr continued. “We got history. Back in M-1, he was the champ, I was the champ. I went to Ingushetia — that’s where he’s from — I fought his boy [Khamzat Dalgiev], beat him, took the title. We had some bad luck. We’re supposed to fight, he caught COVID, so we got history, man. That’s a tough one. Ain’t nobody calling out Evloev. I’ll call his ass out. I’ll fight him, I’ll wrestle him. I’ll wrestle your motherf****** ass!”
Currently, Evloev does not have a booked and is coming off a decision win over Dan Ige. He was supposed to face Bryce Mitchell in November but he suffered an injury and was forced out of the bout. He is currently ranked 10th while Landwehr is unranked, but as Landwehr said the two have history as they were booked to fight in December of 2020 in the UFC but the Russian tested positive for COVID.
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