Tiago Santos declared his readiness to return to the octagon

A former contender for the UFC light heavyweight title, Tiago Santos, asked the UFC to clarify the situation in the division, and also asked a question about his next opponent.

“I have a question for the UFC. What about the light heavyweight division? Can we move on? I am ready to go forward! Who should I fight? ” the Brazilian tweeted.

Previously, the current UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, who entered into a public conflict with the leadership of the organization, said that he refuses to give up his belt, offering to play the vacant title between Dominic Reyes and Jan Blachovich. Representatives of the UFC have not yet made any official statements about this, so the situation in the division remains uncertain.

As for Tiago Santos, in July last year at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, he made an unsuccessful attempt to take the title from John Jones, however, became the first fighter in the history of the organization who won a fight against an undefeated American on the card of one of the judges.

Since then, the Brazilian, who occupies the second line in the UFC light heavyweight rating, has not returned to the octagon, and was engaged in restoring health after knee surgery.

Justin Gaethje showed a fragment of sparring with kamaru Usman

The current UFC Welterweight champion, kamaru Usman, continues to prepare for the defense of the belt against Gilbert burns, using as the main sparring partner the holder of the UFC interim title in the lightweight category, Justin Gaethje.

“Steel sharpens steel. How much would you pay to watch a few rounds of this? Usman looks like a real killer. I’m glad we have him in the audience now. Just two guys having fun,” wrote Haiti in Instagram by publishing a fragment of sparring with “the Nigerian nightmare”.

Earlier it became known that kamaru Usman, who trained for many years in Florida with Gilbert burns, in the run-up to the title match, changed clubs and moved to Denver, where his preparation was taken up by the coach of Justin Gaitji, Trevor Wittman.

Recall that the title fight between kamaru Usman and Gilbert burns will be the main event of the UFC 251 tournament, which will be held on July 11 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.