Jimi Manuwa is preparing to battle fellow top five light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 this July.
A win for Manuwa can get him a potential title shot against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and the British fighter is getting tired of DC’s sh*t.
“To me, he’s like a schoolboy bully – one of those fat kids in school who’s bigger than everyone and throws his weight around and tries to laugh at everyone,” Manuwa said on MMA Junkie Radio. “That’s how he comes across to me. But we’re not in school anymore. We’re grown men, and I don’t stand for any of that shit. He can keep on with his trash-talk, and I’ll show him what’s what when we’re face to face.”
Manuwa would have been facing Cormier for the gold at UFC 214, but Jon Jones opted for the title shot instead of a warm up fight against a different opponent.
In the end, the British fighter doesn’t care about who he fights, as long as he becomes the champion one day.
“I’m not interested in story lines and stuff. I want the belt. I’m focused on the belt,” Manuwa said. “I’m focused on the world championship belt. Whether Jon Jones gets it or Cormier (defends), they’re both hard fights. They’re both the best in the world, so I want to beat the best in the world. And that’s it for me. I’m not interested in story lines or trash-talk and all this bullshit.”
UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.