UFC 223: Who the Winners Should Have Called Out

A majority of the, there is a post-fight interview once a winner is announced. Some fighters get the question, “what next?” Some get “who would you like to fight next?” It’s important and many will agree that the fighter calls out someone else like Marlon Moraes when he called out Jimmie Rivera and when Darren Till called out Mike Perry. Some make the mistake of giving the generic answer is “I’ll fight whoever the UFC gives me.” It’s important for the guys giving the interviews like Joe Rogan, Paul Felder, Jimmy Smith, and Daniel Cormier to ask the fighters to give them a name but even more important for the fighters to call someone out. Here are the call outs for the fighters following UFC 223

Who failed to call someone out at UFC 223?

Devin Clark
Ashlee Evans-Smith (Smith did say she wanted someone in the top ten but just didn’t say any names)
Rose Namajunas
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (he did say he wanted Joe Lauzon if he wins which he didn’t)
Chris Gruetzemacher

Who made a callout at UFC 223?

Devin Clark Calls out Jan Blachowicz.
In his interview with MMAFighting, he states, he lost his last fight to Jan and he wants that fight back.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz calls out Claudia Gadelha.
When asked for a list of names on who she would like to fight from MMAFighting, she would say she would like to fight Claudia cause she lost to her and she knows she can beat her.

Zabit Magomedsharipov calls out Yair Rodriguez.
In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Zabit states “Yair Rodriguez, let’s do it in Moscow in September”

Renato Moicano calls out  Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar.
Told MMAFighting, it makes sense to do the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson

Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out George St. Pierre.
In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Khabib says “I wanna fight with George St. Pierre in New York, Madison Square Garden.”

Some good quotes

Olivier Aubin-Mercier: “I just wanna be a real Canadian gangster, that’s it.”

Karolina Kowalkiewicz: To her stepfather who is battling cancer, “I win my fight, now you win yours.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Iaquinta is real Brooklyn gangster, this is not about chicken.”

Everyone who should have called someone out did so and it was overall a very nice week and something we probably won’t see again.


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