As far as Kyoji Horiguchi is concerned, he is the No. 1 contender to UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson.
Horiguchi (17-2) scored his sixth Octagon victory in seven appearances this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 87, downing Neil Seery in the Fight Pass main event. His lone UFC loss came last year to Johnson, as he suffered a fifth round submission defeat.
“I wish I could have a rematch against ‘DJ’ as soon as possible,” Horiguchi told MMAjunkie. “I wish I could have finished the fight fast. I really was surprised (I didn’t knock Seery out). I hit clean punches.”
After losing to “Mighty Mouse,” Horiguchi decided he needed a new camp to work with, leaving Japan for American Top Team in Florida.
“ATT is one of the best teams,” he said. “I’m having a good time.”