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“I’ve already made a splash jumping in and getting a top 10 knockout and now the only thing left other than a title shot is a main event,” Daukaus told UFC.com. “If the UFC wants me to be in a main event spot, I have no problem with that. I would rather train for the five, five-minute rounds before I get the title shot, but if the UFC has other plans, I will do whatever they want.”

The UFC’s plans will start to unfold with a new man atop the throne, after Ngannou’s stunning knockout victory in the main event of UFC 260. It was a result Daukaus didn’t see coming, as he believed Miocic would repeat his 2018 win over “The Predator,” but regardless of who won the fight, the Philadelphian is clearly excited to be in the mix in a division everyone is talking about again.

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A main event opportunity seems logical for Daukaus, who’s personality and physical tools make him a potential star in the making. Names that intrigue Daukaus are fellow contenders like Ciryl Gane and Derrick Lewis, who, like Daukaus, are on nice win streaks.

Regardless of who the opponent is, Daukaus hopes that his next fight will be in front of a jam-packed arena of screaming fight fans.


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