Former Cage Fury Fighting Championships heavyweight champion Azunna Anyanwu (14-5), more popularly known as Zu Anyanwu, is currently serving a suspension after he was notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 18, 2017.
Last night Anyanwu was featured in a Facebook live video alongside CFFC matchmaker Arias Garcia Jr. The duo were discussing this coming weekend’s CFFC 70 fight card in Atlantic City, New Jersey when Zu was asked if there were any fighter’s on his radar.
“I’ll be back in October, you know killing ’em, making my run,” Anyanwu said.
“I would say like Arlovski. I would say that new Australian guy, Tuivasa, whatever his name is, Mark Hunt’s protégé. I want him so damn bad man. Then I got suspended and I was like (expletive). Watch, I’m gonna come back and get a banger.”
Tuivasa is currently undefeated at 9-0 and is scheduled to fight former heavyweight champion Arlovski at UFC 225 in June (although not yet officially announced by the UFC). He currently has two first round knockout wins in the UFC after defeating Cyril Asker and Rashad Coulter.
Anyanwu lost a split decision to Justin Ledet at UFC Fight Night 116 in September 2017. He received the call up to the UFC on roughly one week’s notice after Dmitriy Sosnovskiy pulled out of the contest. Earlier in the year Anywanwu had competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series where he defeated Greg Rebello with a second round knockout. Although Zu did not earn his UFC contract that night, he was able to answer the call for the Ledet fight eventually putting a halt to talks of him getting his spot on the roster.