Friday, January 21, 2022

Pedro Munhoz Explains Why He Wants TJ Dillashaw Next

Pedro Munhoz is hoping to get a big fight next time out and wants it to be against TJ Dillashaw.

At UFC Vegas 20 on Saturday, Munhoz earned a hard-fought decision win over Jimmie Rivera. It was a great performance from the Brazilian and after the win, Rivera called for a fight against T.J. Dillashaw.

“I heard some rumors that T.J. Dillashaw is coming back,” Munhoz told reporters after UFC Vegas 20 (via MMAJunkie). “The possibility of fighting Marlon (Moraes) – it won’t happen so soon. Besides training partners, we became friends. We wouldn’t fight unless it was for the title.

UFC Vegas 20 Results: Pedro Munhoz's Calf Kicks Crucial in Decision Over  Rivera
Pedro Munhoz Bringing the Fight to Jimmie Rivera At UFC Vegas 20. Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

“We also have so many big names out there in the mix that I want to fight. I think a fight with T.J. Dillashaw would make sense. T.J. Dillashaw is coming back,” Munhoz said. “I heard some stuff that he’s coming back. I have nothing against him. I’m nobody to judge him or whatever. If the UFC thinks that fight makes sense, I would be willing to fight him or anyone else.”

With the win over Rivera, Pedro Munhoz snapped his two-fight losing streak as he lost a controversial split decision to Frankie Edgar and a decision loss to Aljamain Sterling. Prior to that, he had a massive upset KO win over Cody Garbrandt.

Whether or not the UFC would book Dillashaw vs. Munhoz is uncertain, but it does make sense from a rankings perspective. The winner of the fight would be in a number-one contender fight, but Dillashaw has been holding out for a title shot.

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