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UFC News: Paul Craig is hopeful for contract extension after a submission win in Mexico

Anwesha Nag
Published 23 Sep 2019, 14:43 IST
23 Sep 2019, 14:43 IST

Paul Craig
Paul Craig

Staying true to his usual style of victory, Paul Craig bagged yet another submission win at UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City. This is Craig’s 11th win via submission out of the 12 professional MMA fights he has won. His latest victim was Vinicius Moreira whom he got the better off on the preliminary card of Saturday’s event.

With an equal number of wins and losses in UFC under his belt, Paul Craig is expecting that his newest show of dominance will get him his next contract with the promotion.

MMA Junkie reported on the matter.

Paul Craig talks about the first-round win

“Bearjew” said that he had expected the fight to last longer than it did, but he is certainly glad about how it ended.

“I feel about 2,000 and a half meters above sea level – that’s how happy I am. I didn’t expect it to be that quick. I expected for it to go a little bit longer. But I’m glad that I got the position and this result. ”

The 31-year-old was successful in submitting his opponent with a rear-naked choke within the very first round, which is indeed a true show of his mettle. The Scot is rightfully excited about it, given his last fight back in June this year ended before the first round was over as well, but with him being knocked out by Alonzo Menifield.

Craig has high hopes for next year

The fight with Moreira in Mexico was Craig’s last bout on his current deal with UFC. However, he expects his victory to earn him a renewal of the contract.

“I’m hopeful that this performance will get me my next contract and you’ll see me (in the UFC) in 2020.”

However, he said that he is also welcoming the idea of some time off from the Octagon and come back refreshed and well-rested in 2020 if that is what the “boss” wants.


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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:34 IST
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