Middleweight Yushin Okami
has racked up 10 wins in the UFC since joining the promotion in 2006. But Okami has not come anywhere near a title shot since pulling out of a UFC 90 bout with champion Anderson Silva
that went to Patrick Cote
. Currently the talk is focused on Anderson Silva facing UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre
rather than Okami. Okami spoke to Cage Potato
about the situation:
"I want to fight Anderson, beat him, and I believe I’ll become a new star in the UFC. I’m concentrating and training for that fight now."
"(With Silva vs. GSP) there is the problem of weight…and GSP will go for the takedown. But the middleweight division is for the fighters who are there, and have been fighting there, so I don’t think there’s much point in that fight. Basically, I haven’t really thought about it because Anderson and I are top of the middleweight division, so it should be left to us."
"Anderson is the top of the middleweight division and I am coming for the belt. I promise you’ll see him fall and I’ll be the new champion. Thank you for your support!"
-- Check out the full interview at Cagepotato.com
Yushin "Thunder" Okami (26-5) [Num. 3]
Win Nate Marquardt - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 122
Win Mark Munoz - Decision (Split) UFC Versus 2
Win Lucio Linhares - TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC FN 21
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