The recent middleweight battle between Paul Craig and Andre Muniz was nothing less than explosive; the intense fight lasted for 2 rounds, as Paul Craig was successful in finishing Muniz before the end of it. With this giant 2nd round knockout win, Paul Craig has successfully entered the top 15 rankings and is currently placed at no.14.
Paul Craig is progressing quite seamlessly in both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. Doors of new opportunity await his arrival, he revealed that he does not mind fighting Bo Nickal next, and it will be interesting to see if the UFC can make it happen.
Paul Craig on his next fight
In the ESPN post-fight show, Paul Craig spoke about getting offered to fight Andre Muniz and explained why he wants to fight Bo Nickal next. “When the UFC offered me this fight, [it’s] the UFC, you don’t really get a chance to be like, ‘No, we don’t really want this fight.
Can we have an easier fight?’” Craig said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “[I] want to fight in the top 15 because ultimately, if I can’t hang with them in the light heavyweight division, and I can’t hang in the other divisions, this comes to the end of my journey.
My journey is about how far I can go and be an MMA champion. That’s what I want to do, and as we moved down, we wanted a top 15 opponent, and we got it. “What I want to do is be in the top 15. I’m No. 9 in the light heavyweight [rankings], That journey is not over.
Craig on fighting Bo Nickal: I’m the only person to have a victory over the ex-champion Jamahal Hill and [Magomed] Ankalaev. They’re the top guys in this division, so I believe I can still hang with those guys.
As a middleweight? I kind of like Bo Nickal as a fight, nobody wants to fight him. But then if he takes me down, he better be good at passing guard, because I’m very good at retaining guard.