Anderson, who is now tied at #6 in the light heavyweight division rankings with Thiago Santos, has taken to Twitter to show that he should be in line for a title shot:
@JonnyBones F what the people talking about, I'm your huckleberry. Everybody else is booked and Smith hasn't earned his stripes. @ufc @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @arielhelwani @MMAjunkie pic.twitter.com/n6Q3bnhB8u— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) January 1, 2019
Jon Jones, who won the UFC Light Heavyweight Title by defeating Alexander Gustafsson at the same UFC 232 card, would respond to Anderson via Twitter:
You sure you want this smoke @CoreyA_MMA— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 1, 2019
That response from Jones would lead to this answer from Anderson via Twitter:
All the smoke!!— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) January 1, 2019
Of the five fighters who are ahead of Anderson in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division Rankings, three of them (Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson and Volkan Oezdemir) have already gotten a title shot.