Tatiana Suarez is back, and she’s looking to make a statement. The former strawweight title challenger returned to action last month with a dominant win over Nina Nunes, and she’s already setting her sights on a future title shot.
In an interview with MMA Fighting, Suarez said that she’s interested in fighting either Weili Zhang or Carla Esparza for the next title shot. She believes that she matches up well with both fighters, and she’s confident that she can beat them.
“I think I match up well with both of them,” Suarez said. “I think I’m a better wrestler than both of them, and I think I’m a better grappler than both of them. I think I’m a better striker than Weili, and I think I’m a better grappler than Carla. So I think I’m a tough matchup for both of them.”
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Zhang is the current strawweight champion, but she’s coming off a loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC 268. Esparza, meanwhile, is the former strawweight champion, and she’s currently on a four-fight winning streak.
Suarez believes that she’s the best strawweight in the world, and she’s ready to prove it. She’s confident that she can beat either Zhang or Esparza, and she’s ready to challenge for the title again.
“I think I’m the best strawweight in the world,” Suarez said. “I think I’m the most complete fighter in the strawweight division. I think I’m the best wrestler, the best grappler, and the best striker. So I’m ready to prove it.”
Suarez’s return to action has been met with excitement from fans and pundits alike. She’s one of the most talented fighters in the strawweight division, and she’s a legitimate contender for the title.