Nathaniel Wood recently called out Vera for a fight, which is something that Vera is interested in, but he is unwilling to wait a long time to get it done.
“That’s too late. If I wait until August, there’s so many fights that can happen before then,” Vera recently said to MMA Fighting. “So if he wants to fight at that specific time, as I say before, he can go and f*ck himself. I’m fighting soon, I want to be active, I want to keep getting better, keep adding weapons to my game. If he wants to wait until August because his lazy ass wants to eat shit and be fat, that’s fine with him, but I’m fighting sooner than that and then after that I can catch him in August. Let’s make me win a fight, focus on that, and if everything goes right we can meet each other in August, but I’m not worried about nobody.”
Wood, who is undefeated under the UFC banner, last competed on the main card of UFC Fight Night London.
Situations like the one with Wood is why Vera isn’t a fan of fighters calling each other out for fights.
“I really don’t like to be asking for fights or calling people, because if those fights don’t happen, then it’s all a mess,” Vera said. “I will take anybody they can give me. The sooner we talk the better, but I’m not picky. If my coach agrees with the fight, I will fight anybody because in order to be in the top you’ve got to fight everybody, every style, and don’t be picky, and don’t be a bitch.”
There are 11 UFC events scheduled between no and August, giving the two fighters plenty of time to make the bout happen.