After a scintillating performance at UFC Vegas 17, where he outplayed Marlon Moraes, Rob Font cracks up in the top 5 of the Bantamweight weight class.
In a span of 6 years, Rob Font has risen through the rank and showcases an incredible win/loss record of 18-4. While he was out for a year on account of an injury but, with a KO victory over Moraes, he has certainly announced himself in the title scene again.
The fighter is currently on a three-match winning streak and with an entry in the top-5, the upcoming year could prove to the breakthrough year for the 33-year-old.
What’s Next For Rob Font
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Rob Font ruminated about his future and said:
“Obviously I’m happy with the ‘W,’ but it’s onto the next one,” Font said. “It’s only going to get harder from here, so I’m already back in the gym trying to help Calvin (Kattar) get ready for his fight. So I enjoyed it, but I know there’s more to it.”
Except for Aljamain Sterling, all the other ranked bantamweights who are above him in the rankings do not have a scheduled fight but, it is the division’s former champion TJ Dillashaw, who Font wants to face next. Though Dillashaw is currently serving a 2-year suspension for violating doping regulations, he is still certainly on the radar of many.
“He’s a former champion, so beating a guy like that, that has to say something,” Font said. “I know he’s looking for a fight. He’s not booked. Everybody else is booked, so it makes sense. It’ll be entertaining, so yeah, it’s definitely the fight to make.”
He continued, “This fight makes sense. I only want tough fights from here on out, and this is probably one of the toughest fights out there that realistically could be put together. This has nothing to do with the ‘W.’ I would have wanted this fight regardless of who I would have beat or how I won, so this is a great fight for the fans and gets me exactly where I need to be, and that’s close to that belt.”