Corey Anderson Steadfast On His GOAT Comments, Still Believes Them

Jimi Manuwa's first-round knockout electrifies UFC in London

It all looked so easy for the heavy-handed striker as he uncorked a left hook mid-way through the opening round of the fight that felled Anderson like a tree, then casually walked away like it was no big deal.

The 37-year-old London native is hoping a stoppage win against Anderson will catapult him into title contention just in time for the return of Jones later this year.

Manuwa launched a lethal left hand which bounced clean of Anderson and sent him crashing to the canvas in an absolutely brutal knockout - and clearly, the London fans loved it and the confidence he displayed inside of the Octagon.

"I want the victor out of DC and Rumble, it's time for a title shot now", Manuwa said.

In the post-fight press conference, Manuwa explained further as to why he is not interested in a bout with Jones despite respecting the youngest UFC champion of all time.

"I want to finish my fights, I don't want to win by points".

"That was one of the great moments for me, getting a knockout in front of my home crowd in London", he said. "Jon Jones takes steroids and now he's been banned for steroids".

"I feel really good", Nelson said.

"So much is going on right now, I'm so thankful for the UFC giving me this platform to show my skills", Pickett said.

Check out what they had to say below... even Corey Anderson chimed in.

Jones is highly expected to take on the victor of the upcoming championship rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, which will headline UFC 210 on April 8, 2017, a title fight Manuwa says he deserves.

After the win, though, he made it clear that he wants that challenge when he called for the victor of next month's title fight between Cormier and Johnson. "I'm going to fly to Las Vegas to meet with Dana, and we'll see what happens". Perennial light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa issued a challenge to former boxing heavyweight champion David Haye.

"Yea 100% (I want the UFC title shot first)". Anderson, the victor of The Ultimate Fighter season 19, dropped to 9-3 as a pro and 6-3 in the UFC. When I first started mixed martial arts that is all I wanted was the title and that is what I am working for. He's fought Teixeira, who is one-dimensional and doesn't have the variety of striking that I've got.

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