Boston, MA – Coming off a yet another victory, keeping her undefeated record intact, UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez was on hand at UFC 292 to witness the champion defend her title, and hoping for the next shot at Zhang Weili.
Unfortunately for Suarez the communication from the UFC on that end has been scarce.
“I haven’t spoken to them so you know I guess we’ll find out after tonight what their plans are,” Suarez told reporters including Cageside Press on Saturday night.
“I’m hoping to get a title shot.”
Not too many other fighters are as deserving as Suarez. Undefeated record with 7 consecutive victories in the UFC, the only real reason to hold her from a title shot seems to be that she was inactive for 3 years due to injuries she suffered.
“I just hope that I’m next. I have 7-fight win streak right now in the UFC. I know I had a layoff, but still. 7 fights in a row,” she said.
With Weili emerging victorious following UFC 292 popular thought is that the UFC will look to have her defend her belt against Yan Xiaonan in China leaving Suarez on the outside looking in.
“I don’t mind fighting again. I always like to fight. I like to fight anybody, but I definitely want to fight the bigger names. People that are either fought for titles or been title holders,” she said.
“That’s the only reason why I kept asking for Rose (Namajunas). She was a champion. I just want to fight the best of the best. It just shows that you’re the best when you beat them.”
Watch the entire guest fighter scrum with Tatiana Suarez above.