Las Vegas, NV – UFC featherweight Norma Dumont continued to state her case for a title shot when she turned back Danyelle Wolf at UFC 279 on Saturday night.
Dumont (8-2) told Cageside Press among other media at her post-fights scrum that in order to cut in front of her for a title shot challengers would have to go through her first.
“First of all there are some other girls at 145 that say no one wants to fight them. (Ailin) Perez and another girl. And guess what I’m here to fight. If the UFC doesn’t want to give me a title shot now let us work. Let us fight. I want to beat somebody up,” Dumont said through a translator.
This is not the first time Dumont calls for a fight with Perez. Perez has been vocal in the media that she wants a title shot.
“I think I’m going to be the next contender. If the 145 belt goes up I’m the one that’s the next contender. If anybody wants to go in front of me they’re going to have to fight me first. Perez wants to go up there…come talk in the octagon,” she said.
Dumont mentioned wanting to stay busy this year, but with the UFC going back to Brazil in January, Dumont jumped at the chance to ask for it at her post-fight scrum.
“Yes Mick (Maynard). Mick! Please give me that present I would love that. Imagine being able to fight in front of my friends, in front of my family, and against an Argentinian in Brazil. That would make everybody really excited,” Dumont said.
Or if they offer her a title shot against bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes in Rio Dumont wouldn’t turn it down.
“This is all work. I’m sure that I would love it. I don’t know about Amanda. I’m sure she’s a professional too. She’d take the fight too. It’s all work you know. I think everybody would appreciate it,” said Dumont.
Watch the entire UFC 279 post-fight scrum with Norma Dumont above.