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Rob Font predicts upcoming clash with “exciting” Cody Garbrandt

Rob Font has skyrocketed to the top of the bantamweight division.

After an impressive stoppage victory over Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17, the New England Cartel member jumped to #3 in the official bantamweight rankings and sat in prime position for a big fight.

The 33-year-old Font healed some bumps and bruises and is currently back in the lab looking to return.

“I’m good to go,” Font told MyMMANews. “My hip that was about it. A little sore from [Marlon Moraes] fight. I don’t know if it was from a kick or slam but that was it. I felt pretty good. Didn’t take too many headshots. My hands felt great. Legs, shins, everything felt great. Just my hip was a little sore. That was like a week of just relaxing and I was feeling 100 percent after that.

“I’m not even fully sparring yet. I’m still kinda play sparring so it’s not like I’m getting beat up and jammed up in the gym right now. Feel fresh, just ready. Just waiting for that name and that date.”

Speaking of names and dates, Font had something brewing. Less than 48 hours after speaking with him, Brett Okamoto of ESPN announced via Twitter that the Northeast native will face Cody Garbrandt on May 22 in a five-round headliner.

“It’s going to be a fast-paced first two minutes,” Font divulged about the Garbrandt clash. “Who can survive that first two minutes and we’ll see how it plays out.

“But I think it’s gonna be a real crisp, technical first two to three minutes. And then we’ll find out from there. If I can keep him at range. Pick him apart. Do my thing. I can definitely find the knockout eventually. Obviously, coast to a decision if I need to. The guy is tough, ex-champ. He’s been there, done that. It’s exciting.”

Font has been through the grinder with injuries, fight cancellations, and unforeseen circumstances. Being in this advantageous position has him in a state of positivity.

“I’m blessed,” Font stated. “I’m excited to be even talking Cody Garbrandt, Jose Aldo. Because again after those types of fights, even those types of names. Nothing but big, big rewards. Big fights after that. From now on, no matter what I get it’s going to be a huge fight.”

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