Themba Gorimbo is on a steady rise; he claimed a magnificent 32-second knockout win against Pete Rodriguez! Watch the knockout here. Gorimbo's performance has been marked as one of the fastest knockouts in the history of the UFC.
Gorimbo is crystal clear about his future goal; he wants to fight for the prestigious UFC welterweight belt. Interestingly, Gorimbo can foresee stepping on a fastlane to the top; he believes he will serve the role as a replacement when fighters from the top 10 or top 5 pull out from an event.
Gorimbo is confident of becoming the UFC welterweight champion, and it will be fascinating to see if his plan manifests into reality.
Themba Gorimbo on getting a title fight
During the UFC Fight Night 235 post-fight press conference, Thema Gorimbo revealed his plan to get a title fight.
“It’s going to happen,” Gorimbo said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “What’s going to happen is that it’s going to be something like a short-notice fight with a top-10 (opponent). I’ll beat him, and then I’ll make my case.
It’s not going to be a clear pathway (where) I have to fight through the rankings. I don’t have to do that. When I look at it, I have a big platform. Secondly, I have the skill and I’m a bad fight for anyone in the top 10.
They might not think of it, but I am. It’s not going to be the case where I have to go top 15, top 10, top five, for me, I don’t wish anyone to get injured, but someone is going to get out of the fight. The UFC is going to send them a name, and the name is Themba Gorimbo, and they’ll have no choice but to accept it.
And then I go in there and do my job, win, and it will be Leon or Rakhmonov. I believe those are the two guys at the top when I get there”.