Corey Anderson will be headlining his first UFC event this weekend when he faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 107.
The TUF champion says that he has what it takes to be the greatest fighter ever.
“I’m the youngest one ranked, I believe,” Anderson told MMA Junkie. “I think everybody else has been in the game for about 10 years. Even Misha (Cirkunov) has been fighting 10 years of his life. I just hit my four-year mark last week that I’ve been training. I’ve been fighting three and a half (years). With Jon Jones being out of the picture right now, (the division is) open. It’s open to be that person that everybody can say is going to be the ‘GOAT.’ I’m young, I’m new to this and I’m still learning.”
His fight with Manuwa will be taking place in Manuwa’s home country of England, and Anderson compares the opportunity to fight Manuwa to getting a Christmas present.
“It was a Christmas present,” Anderson said. “Everyone knows I’ve got cardio for days. The further the fight goes, I get better. It takes me a while to get warmed up, so five five-minute rounds, that’s 25 minutes to get things done instead of 15. When most guys are starting to die out at the end of the third and they wait for it to be over, I wish I had more because I’m starting to remember the other codes and combos.”
UFC Fight Night 107 takes place on Saturday, March 18 from The 02 in London, England with Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event.