It’s been an interesting year or so for Anthony Perosh, as after getting KO’d in just seven seconds last July by Ryan Jimmo, the light-heavyweight rebounded in jaw dropping fashion at UFC 163, by taking out Vinny Magalhaes in 14 seconds. How many fighters can say their last two UFC bouts have amounted to less than 30 seconds total?
While those two bouts have dominated Perosh talk recently, what may have been lost somewhat in the mix, is the fact that the 41 year-old fighter is now 4-1 in his last five fights. It’s been a nice turn around for the 3rd Degree, BJJ Black Belt, who went winless in his first three UFC bouts (in 2006 versus Christian Wellisch and Jeff Monson, and then in 2010 against Mirki “Cro Cop”). So, as result of his recent success, Perosh recently had this to say about his next fight (comments via MMA Weekly.com).
“I won’t call anyone out today, but I just want to fight someone ranked higher than me,” Perosh said. “I’m not in the top 10 either, but I’d love a top 10 fight. If I get one, great; if not, I hope for someone coming off a couple of wins and gives me the chance to move up the ranks.”
Perosh was asked about the possibility of fighting Ryan Bader, who is coming off a stoppage loss to Glover Teixera at UFC FN 28, and the “Hippo” reportedly said “there could be a match there.” The Australian fighter also relayed that he’s hoping to fight at UFC FN 33, which will go down December 7th in Brisbane.
“I made my MMA debut at the end of November 2003, so it would be a 10 year anniversary of my pro fight,” Perosh said. “I would love to fight in December in Queensland. My first fight was there 10 years ago.”
Although Perosh may not get that top ten opponent he’s hoping for next, chances are he’s going to get tapped for a bout with an established UFC vet, and likely at UFC FN 33.
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