LAS VEGAS – Jamal Pogues is moving back to his birthplace and has his sights set on the best light heavyweights in the UFC.
After defeating Paulo Renato Jr. through unanimous decision at Dana White’s Contender Series 49 at the UFC Apex on Tuesday, Pogues (9-3) earned a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The fight went down at heavyweight, but Pogues is moving back down to the weight class in which he has had the vast bulk of his career success: light heavyweight.
But there are people he knows who are in the top 10 who he wants to fight whenever he drops back down to 205 and starts competing in the light heavyweight class.
Pogues immediately targeted the competition’s best fighters.