Anderson, who recently confronted UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at an iPlay America, would take to Twitter to challenge a new target in Walker for UFC 244:
Wanted to dethrone the "King", they want me to derail a train, #JohnnyWalker thinks he's ready for the big leagues, time to roll out the red carpet. You want the sauce?! Meet me in the land of opportunity, NYC, MSG, Nov 2nd. #ufc #msg @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite @Mickmaynard2— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) July 29, 2019
Walker would get wind of the challenge from Anderson and accept via Twitter:
Let's dance together, and have a little fun, LHW needs a new king .--— Johnny Walker (@Johnnywalkermma) July 30, 2019
The Brazilian fighter also took to Instagram to tease a future fight announcement, but Anderson’s name wasn’t mentioned in the post:
UFC 244 takes place on Saturday, November 2 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.