UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio trashed what he called the “bullsh t” UFC rankings after losing his top-15 area in the 170 pounds ranks.
Ponzinibbio has a 9-2 record in the UFC and is presently riding a seven-fight win streak. Ponzinibbio hasn’t combated considering that November 2018 when he knocked out Neil Magny in his native Argentina. Due to lack of exercise, he was removed from the UFC rankings in December 2019
Thinking About all of the time missed, it’s easy to understand why the UFC eliminated Ponzinibbio from the rankings. What he has a concern with is why someone like Brian Ortega remained in the rankings however he didn’t. In the case of Ortega, he in fact battled in December 2018 and didn’t return to the Octagon till October 2020, but he stayed in the rankings the whole time Ponzinibbio isn’t sure why he was gotten rid of when Ortega got to remain ranked in the top-five.
Talking To Jason Burgos of Sherdog, Ponzinibbio blasted the “bullsh t” UFC rankings and questioned why he was gotten rid of from the welterweight top-15 The Argentinian was not delighted the UFC booked him versus an unranked opponent in Li Jingliang, stating the guy he desired a leading-15 challenger.
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” They eliminated me (from the rankings). Brian Ortega battled three weeks after me and he’s still in the rankings and he remained in the main event (versus The Korean Zombie). I asked, why is he in the rankings despite the inactivity? Why does he get a centerpiece, and me (an unranked opponent in Jingliang)?” Ponzinibbio stated.
” Listen, I like Brian Ortega. I believe he deserves it, he revealed to the world he deserves it, he beat a person and ideally he ends up being a champ. I don’t have anything against him. It’s just our situation’s really similar. For this reason, I duplicate, I believe the rankings are bullsh t. I go inside my cage and do my work. That’s it. I represent my culture and my individuals from Argentina and from Latin American and I put a program inside the cage, guy.”
After 2 years out of the cage, Ponzinibbio is now 34 and has less time to make a title run prior to he’s out of his fighting prime. The American Leading Group item was one of the very best welterweights on the planet for several years, however health problems bumped him out of the rankings. Let’s see if 2021 is his year.
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