“I’m looking for a good fight, a big name,” he told MMA Junkie. “I have seven victories in row. The last three fights … three guys with a ranking. I think I deserve a fight with a top guy. There’s a lot of big names right now. Anthony Pettis is a good option after this (past) Saturday. He looks amazing at 170. Tyron Woodley is a really good fight. I think he’s a really tough fighter. He loves the title, but this is one fight. It doesn’t matter. … A lot of good names in this division right now. I’m waiting for a good fight.”
Woodley may be unavailable to compete at the moment, as he is facing former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night Minneapolis.
If Woodley and Pettis are unavailable, another option could be former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
“Me too,” Ponzinibbio said. “I’d like to fight Conor McGregor. Everybody likes the fight with Conor McGregor right now. I don’t know if (Woodley) would accept the fight with me, but I like the fight with him. For sure 100 percent I would accept the fight with him.”
McGregor recently retired from professional MMA competition, making him unavailable to fight Ponzinibbio as well.