Gastelum Wants Middleweight Title Shot

Following a split decision victory over veteran middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza UFC 224, Kelvin Gastelum is looking for a title shot.

“I definitely feel like a title shot should be next,” Gastelum said at the UFC 224 post-fight press conference. “I don’t think I’d accept any other fight than the title shot. I’m the most active middleweight there has been. All the guys (I’ve beat) are top-10 and former champions, so I feel like I deserve it.”

Robert Whittaker is currently the UFC middleweight champion, and is set for a showdown with Yoel Romero, and Gastelum is fine with waiting it out.

“I definitely feel I deserve the shot,” Gastelum said. “So I definitely feel like I will sit out until my shot is next.”

Prior to the win over Souza, Gastelum was ranked fifth on the UFC’s official contenders’ list, and currently stands at 15-3.


Original Story: MMA Fighting

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