Las Vegas, NV — Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green? Yep. That’s a great fight, and it has to be in front of a sold-out crowd, according to Dober.
Dober (24-11-1) survived a first-round onslaught by Terrance McKinney at UFC Vegas 50 to come back and TKO his opponent.
After his win, Dober had a name locked and loaded for a potential next fight.
“I love crowd-favorite fights. I love having fantastic fights…There is a guy out there, Bobby Green. I’m interested; let me know when you’re available, we can do this,” Dober told Paul Felder in the octagon.
Backstage during his UFC Vegas 50 post-fight interview, the 33-year old said the fight with Green has to be in front of a big crowd.
“That fight has to be in front of a crowd. It has to be, right? But yeah, so let’s find a place where we can just pack the arena. I would love to be part of the main card, co-main, you know. With Bobby and I, like we’re both such fun fighters taking risks. And we can make that fight exciting. And I feel like there’ll be very little wrestling in that fight,” Dober told Cageside Press.
Dober’s win over McKinney was a much-needed return to the win column, as he had dropped his last two. Whenever a fighter is on a two-fight losing streak in the UFC, the question of job security immediately arises. Dober knew that while he is a fan favorite and is always exciting, his job was possibly on the line.
“Oh, absolutely. I mean, I was 0-2 last year. And with this one. I mean, it could have potentially been 0-3. Yeah, there’s definitely added pressure to just maintaining, you know, my spot in the UFC roster. But I try not to think about it too much. Because when your mind gets into, you know, outcome-focused, you forget kind of what gets you there. And so I was practising a ton of just dismissing the outcome, just coming in and focusing on one second at a time,” Dober said.
Watch the rest of Drew Dober’s UFC Vegas 50 post-fight interview above.