Las Vegas, NV – After making quick work of his opponent on Saturday night UFC middleweight Chidi Njokuani hopes for a two-month turnaround and to get on UFC 277.
It was an early night for Njokuani (22-7) again at UFC Vegas 55. He knocked out Dusko Todorovic with an elbow in the first round. That is the fourth finish in a row for “Chidi Bang Bang” and his second knockout win in the UFC. He has yet to see a second round in the promotion.
Njokuani still has not fought in front of a sold-out crowd which is something he hopes to change. With UFC 277 set in his hometown of Dallas, Njokuani wants to hop on UFC 277 to put on a show for the city.
The 33-year-old told Daniel Cormier of his hopes during his in-cage interview, and he also told the media afterward.
“It’d be dope to fight in my hometown. If I can get on that card, that’d be cool,” Njokuani told reporters including Cageside Press during his UFC Vegas post-fight interview.
After grinding on the regional scene and competing in Bellator for years, he finally feels the hard work is paying off.
“It’s crazy. It’s crazy. It took forever to get here, but it’s like all the hard work that we put in, like this is the only outcome that’s possible. You know? We put in so much work for years and years, and me finally getting my sh*t together, mentally, and physically, and listening to my coaches for once. Like, there’s no other outcome possible, but this,” Njokuani said.
With two Performance of the Night bonuses to his name in his first two fights, when asked if he wants a Fight of the Night next, he said he will pass.
“I like to watch those fights. I don’t want to be any part of that. If I can get a 16-second knockout every time, that’s my goal.”
Watch the full post-fight media scrum with Chidi Njokuani above. More coverage from the event can be found below.