Following impressive win at UFC 166: Adlan Amagov eyes Shields or Kampmann for his next bout
Adlan Amagov is looking to climb the welterweight ranks. Says he wants Shields or Kampmann for his next fight
Adlan Amagov wants to test himself against tougher oppositions after disposing T.J. Waldburger in the first round of their fight in UFC 166. The Russian prospect who scored the most brutal knockout in the event has set his sights on top rated welterweights Jake Shields and Martin Kampmann for his next UFC appearance.
“It all depends what UFC has planned for me, but I would like to fight in New Jersey on Feb. 1,” states Amagov through his interpreter. “I have a lot of fans in the area who would love to come support me. I’ll face whoever UFC wants to put in front of me, but I’d like to fight Martin Kampmann or Jake Shields.”
Amagov, so far, has been unbeaten in his UFC career. He outpointed Chris Spang in his debut last April. UFC president Dana White seems to be pleased with Amagov’s performance in last weekend’s PPV event. White branded him as “scary” following the vicious knockout that rendered Waldburger unconscious in the mat. Waldburger was immediately taken to the hospital following that loss and fortunately, he did not suffered any serious injuries.
When asked about the outcome of the fight, Amagov admits that he felt bad for what happened but explained that it was all part of the sport.
“It’s the nature of the business, but I felt bad for him,” Amagov said. “My manager Sam Kardan and I went over to speak with his manager, Audie Attar, to make sure he was OK, and Audie said that everything was OK.”
Aside from the KO of Waldburger, Amagov’s most memorable fight was his TKO loss to Robbie Lawler when they were still fighting under the Strikeforce banner. In that fight, Amagov deliberately hit Lawler’s head with an illegal knee that resulted in a point deduction on his cards. After recovering from the break, Lawler charged with a flying knee that grazed the head of his opponent. Amagov fall face first into the mat and Lawler finished him off with punches. The bout was considered as one of the most bizarre fights of 2012.
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