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Anthony Smith promises to ‘demolish’ Volkan Oezdemir: ‘It’s not even going to be close’

Anthony Smith plans to extend his winning streak this weekend with a dominant over Volkan Oezdemir.

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UFC contender Anthony Smith is on a hot streak, to say the least. In his last two fights, he finished two former world champions via knockout: Rashad Evans and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

The 30-year-old fighter is now slated to face former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir this Saturday in Moncton, Canada, where he foresees nothing less than a dominant victory.

“I promise you that I’m going to demolish Volkan,” Smith told MMAjunkie at during the UFC Moncton media day. “It’s not even going to be close. I’m telling you: It’s going to be a dominant performance, and what you guys are going to read is that Volkan didn’t even deserve to be at the top, and he just had a quick rise, and no one really knew how good he was, and now we really know that he’s not that good. That’s exactly what you guys are going to read Monday.”

With a victory over Oezdemir on Saturday, Smith is also expecting to be granted the next title shot, no matter what naysayers may say.

“As long as I get to a title shot I don’t care what people say. It doesn’t matter to me. It’s kind of been the narrative my whole career,” Smith said. It’s not about how good I am. It’s always been about how bad my opponents are.

“That’s the narrative I used to try to change all the time, and now I don’t care. As long as I’m opposite whoever wins the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, I don’t care.”

UFC Moncton will be co-headlined by a featherweight fight between Michael Johnson and Artem Lobov.