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Oezdemir wants quick turnaround: “Goal is to take over the division!”



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Volkan Oezdemir. Photo via YouTube

This past Saturday, Allstar Training Center’s Volkan Oezdemir cemented his position as one of the top dogs in the UFC light heavyweight division. Knocking out Johnny Walker in brutal fashion was a statement to the whole division.

At the ABC 6 post-fight press conference, he claimed he wants to fight former champions Jan Blachowicz or Jamahal Hill next.

“To just climb the ranks,” Oezdemir said. “Blachowicz is going to be a fight for the crown of Europe. It’s going to be the top fight for the European fighters, so that’s a fight I want to do. And Jamahal Hill, I want that fight, as well. My goal is to climb the ranks, take over the division. I’m back. ‘No Time’ is back. This is my time now, and I’m here to showcase this.”

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Volkan Oezdemir wants to fight in Paris

The 34-year-old Swiss has a wedding coming up in three weeks, but then wants to return to camp to fight in September in Paris.

“I know I want to have a quick turnaround because I’m eyeing Paris. I want to fight in France again. France is also my home crowd, so I would love to be there again end of September.

In his seven years in the UFC, Volkan Oezdemir faced some of the absolute best light heavyweights in the world, including Daniel Cormier, Jirí Prochazka and Dominick Reyes.

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