Corey Anderson headlined his first UFC card at UFC Fight Night 107 and he came up short to Jimi Manuwa.
Although the knockout loss has put him back a little, the TUF champion says he'll be the best fighter in the UFC one day.
“Just like when they called me for this fight, I told them I’ll fight whoever,” Anderson said to MMA Junkie. “I’m ready. I’m in the gym, I’m training, I’m a professional. That’s what professionals do. You don’t pick and dip and dive. I don’t sit here and say, ‘I don’t want to fight him because he’s too good.’ I don’t say, ‘I want to fight that guy because he’s an easy win.’ I’m in this sport to be the best, eventually. I’m not the best right now, but eventually I will be. I plan on it before I leave this sport, and wherever it is I’ve got to go, I’m willing to go. Like they say, ‘You’ve got to do things you’ve never done to get where you’ve never been.’ I’ve never been a champ.”
Last week, Corey Anderson mentioned that he believes he has the tools to be the greatest fighter of all time. The loss for Anderson was his third one in his nine fight UFC career.If the setback will do anything for Anderson, it will help him to improve at the gym.
“I’m a big guy in my gym but I’ve got to do some growing,” Anderson said. “That’s just something I know. Now I’ve got to go back. Everyone knows I have cardio. I’ve just got to work on building size (and) some natural weight. Lifting more, eating more – whatever it is, I’ve got to get a good dietician and get my weight up.”
Anderson was also the winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 19, defeating Matt Van Buren in the finals of the reality show.