With his financial troubles temporarily behind him, C.B. Dollaway expects his next fight to be against a fighter in the upper echelon of the UFC's middleweight division.
The middleweight fighter extended his winning streak to two wins last month in Berlin when he defeated GSP's training partner Francis Carmot via unanimous decision. The win also got him a Performance of the Night bonus, which added to his initial payday.
Dollaway, who complained ahead of his scheduled contest of the UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi card that he was "losing money" by taking the fight, admitted later on that it was a necessary risk to get to the reward.
"Things are moving in the right direction," Dollaway told MMAjunkie's Steven Marrocco. "I took a gamble by going there, and it paid off. It looks like I'll be getting a pretty good raise, and things are moving in the right direction. "I'm going to be fighting more of the top echelon guys, too. With that money comes tougher opponents and bigger fights."
Now that he is one step closer to a "raise," Dolloway is looking for a potential fight against Tim Kennedy, who picked up a big win against Michael Bisping recently in Quebec. Not only would "The Doberman" like the fight, he believes he would match up well with Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.
"I think Tim Kennedy is probably going to need a fight," said Dollaway. "I think I match up with him well; I think strategically, it would be a good fight for me to move toward that title. At this point, you have to pick the right fights and maneuver yourself in the position to get a shot."