Nathaniel Wood was thrilled to find that rival Marlon Vera had called for fight after his stunning initial round finish Frankie Saenz at UFC Nashville.

“the chance ” reinforced his inventory per week before using his third party submission win in as much outing under the UFC banner, stopping Jose Quinones from the second-round of their UFC London chief card clash.

Having known for a showdown with Vera until he left his promotional introduction, the Londoner showed his delight on Sunday morning once he detected that “Chito” had used his post-fight interview to attempt and prepare a date .

“I was quite happy,” Wood told. “First thing this morning when I looked at my phone I saw I were tagged in a heap of stuff, I was believing, ‘Exactly what ’s going on here? ’ and then I saw that [Vera] had called me out.

“For me personally , I have what I wanted as I’d love to resist ‘Chito’. That’s absolutely a fight that I’ve ever been eyeing up for quite a while. ”

Wood is set to travel across Asia for a while downtime after his budding debut to the UFC rankings and underlined August as an ideal month for its bout to occur.

If heor even rsquo;s happy to wait patiently until then, that would be amazing. It is going to soon be a excellent fight that I want and I really feel like though it’s a fight that the fans want to see,” he said.

The British bantamweight summarized his respect for Vera but insisted he managed to create his A-game in their clash, he’d have the ability to choose the Ecuadorian apart. He also noted Vera’s loss to his head trainer Brad Pickett, which could serve as an extra motivational factor.

“he ’s an extremely talented fighter and I really do believe that he will soon be the hardest fight to date in my UFC livelihood. When I’damn honest, I really do genuinely believe that I would pick him apart. I see many holes in my game that I could capitalize on. I’m confident in my skill set and I believe I’d make easy work of it. I’d absolutely need to create my A-game for him and I can’t even overlook the guy. It’s fight that I would really like to shoot and I would really like to avenge Brad Pickett’s loss . ”

The former Cage Warriors winner also highlighted why he believes Vera’s call out is just a nod to his climbing stock on the rear part of UFC London.

“I’d [call Vera out] before and I think after my very first UFC fight he answered and said, ‘I don’t want you anymore I’m about to better and bigger stuff ’. I just presumed, ‘Whatever, you clearly don’t even wish to fight with me personally and also you ’re-using that as an excuse’& ” he said.

“He’s probably seeing the sum of hype we have around London and realized that he would find some type of publicity if he wins. It’s one particular risk/reward issues. Maybe he was looking at me as though I wasn’t worth the risk half a year ago, but today that I’ve improved and secured a few more wins under my belt, then there’s more to gain if they could beat me.

“I definitely feel as I’ve had that publicity on the London card, maybe we is actually a co-main affair somewhere, specially in case it’s at the U.K. Fingers crossed you can find some wonderful European events close to home, because if I get yourself a fight I’ll be in a position to market a hell of a great deal of tickets. ”


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