Justin Willis Focused On Top 5 Fighters Going Forward


Justin Willis fought Mark Hunt on the main card of UFC Fight Night Adelaide, picking up a unanimous decision win.

Tai Tuivasa called out Willis after a loss in the main event of the same card, but Willis is focused on the top of the heavyweight division going forward.

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“He’s concussed,” Willis said at a post-fight media scrum. “I mean, the guy just lost in his home country — how embarrassing. It’s one of those things where you’re the main event, you come in here and get knocked out and you call out a guy who beat up your daddy. You’re gonna have to win a fight or two and then we can talk. I’m off to greener and brighter pastures. Top five. I’m after a belt. And he’s not that guy right now.”

Willis current sits at #15 in the UFC Heavyweight Division rankings and Tuivasa sits at #11, but those spots are expected to change when the UFC updates the rankings on Tuesday.

A victorious Willis believes is that Tuivasa is simply coming for him after the win over Hunt.

“I mean, c’mon man, he’s protecting his daddy,” Willis said. “What do you expect him to do? This is the fight game, not the light game. I’m not in there to make friends. I’m here to dominate these guys, by any means necessary. I’m here to win. I don’t care if it’s a decision, I don’t care if it’s a knockout, split decision. I don’t give a flying you know what.”

The top five of the UFC Heavyweight Division is (in order) Stipe Mioic, Derrick Lewis, Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov.

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