Anthony Smith makes his light heavyweight division debut against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans at UFC 225.
The fighter is focusing on his upcoming bout against Evans, but also has an apparent issue with middleweight fighter Uriah Hall.
Smith expressed those feelings in a back and forth with Hall through Twitter:
Have had some ppl asking questions lately like, “who’s your dream matchup” and “do any fights at 185 still interest you?” The answer to both is the same. I’ll come back down for @UriahHallMMA. He just represents everything wrong with the sport today.— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) April 26, 2018
--The guy that I beat whooped your ass and I beat him with a broken toe.. so what does that make you... your over confidence will be your downfall remember that. https://t.co/e1LOukk0pU— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) April 30, 2018
Uuum that would still make me the guy you ducked 3 separate times. Wait, are you seriously the ‘MMA math’ guy? -- And overconfident? ---- Someone come get they mans https://t.co/piqCDO1XmR— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) April 30, 2018
Hall is scheduled to fight Paulo Costa at UFC 226, a bout that was originally reported to be happening at UFC Fight Night Atlantic City.
Once UFC 225 and UFC 226 come to a conclusion, it is possible that Smith and Hall could battle each other in the Octagon.
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.