Kelvin Gastelum Still Wants UFC Welterweight Title


Kelvin Gastelum will be battling former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in a few months at UFC 212.

Despite his newfound success at middleweight, the TUF Champion would still like to hold the UFC Welterweight Title one day.

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“I’m thinking about getting the 170 belt,” Gastelum said on The MMA Hour. “But, I’m thinking about getting the 170 belt, but if I have to get the 185 belt before, so be it.”

Gastelum is coming off of a knockout win over former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106. Belfort and Silva are just two of the fighters that Gastelum is looking to defeat in his legends tour.

“I’m calling out the greatest of all-time. Who does that?” Gastelum said. “The bigger name. There’s a bunch of killers right now. Everyone in the division is older than me except Robert Whittaker and he has a fight. Everyone is injured, Rockhold, he’s injured, Weidman, Mousasi are fighting. Jacare and Whittaker are fighting. I see a lot of people mad about that.”

UFC 212 takes place on Saturday, June 3 from the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with Jose Aldo and Max Holloway headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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