UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is on an impressive run at the moment, capping off a series of consecutive victories this weekend with a knockout of previously unbeaten Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC on Fuel 5. With “Top 5″ status, at least in the mind of UFC President Dana White, the 24-year old “Skyscraper” feels he’s ready to take a step up in competition and move up to the ranks of true title-contender.
“I don’t think there’s a lot of guys on a four or five-fight win streak in the heavyweight division right now,” explained Struve in an interview with MMAJunkie, quickly noting, “I have four finishes in the last four fights.”
When it comes to his next clash, Struve already has his sights set on Fabricio Werdum, a logical match-up given Werdum’s 2-0 record since coming over from Strikeforce and current lack of an opponent.
“Werdum would be an awesome fight for my next fight. I think I can cope with him on the ground, and I think I can rough him up on the feet,” stated the confident Struve of the potential pairing.
Regardless of who he faces, the legitimate seven-footer is clearly the future of the heavyweight division so long as his occasionally questionable chin holds up. Apparently, he’s also the present and plans to prove such sooner than later.
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