Merab Dvalishvili will be ‘heartbroken’ if he’s not next for the title shot


Merab Dvalishvili will be ‘heartbroken’ if he’s not next for the title shot
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The ongoing debate for the next bantamweight title fight won’t settle down until the UFC makes an official announcement. Sean O’Malley wants Marlon Vera next, but everyone is against this match up as fans and a few MMA experts believe Marlon Vera would turn out to be an easy fight.

For those who don’t know this already, Marlon Vera is the only fighter who was successful in beating Sean O’Malley. Marlon Vera secured a knockout win. Top bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili believes he should be next for the title shot; Aljamain Sterling also believes Dvalishvili is more of a worthy contender when compared to Marlon Vera.

Dvalishvili said that he would be disheartened if he’s not next for the title fight.

Merab Dvalishvili on getting a title shot

Recently on The MMA Hour, Merab Dvalishvili explained why he should be next instead of Marlon Vera for the title fight.

“This is No. 1 ******, man,” Dvalishvili said as quoted by “Chito Vera is 1-1 [over his past two], and his last fight he beat the guy who, from his last eight fights, he has two wins. I respect the guy who he beat last time [Pedro Munhoz], but we all know, man.

Who has [Vera] beaten? He’s 1-1 now, he’s ranked sixth. And I beat Jose Aldo, and Jose Aldo beat Chito Vera. Chito Vera doesn’t deserve this. I beat the guy with 10-8 rounds, the guy who beat O’Malley, Petr Yan.

Dvalishvili further said: If O’Malley wants a real opponent, real contender, if he wants respect, he has to fight me.I’d be heartbroken [if I don’t fight for the title next], Who am I? Nothing I can do.

I never choose my opponent. I always accept what the UFC gives me and I’ll be the same. I don’t think they will never ask me anything, but who am I? But yeah, I would love to [have] this fight, and I’ll be heartbroken.

But it’s OK, life continues, I’m healthy, my life is good and I’m good. But the right thing is I should fight next for the title”.

Merab Dvalishvili