If Stefan Struve finishes Mark Hunt on Saturday night in Japan, it will make five wins in a row and including stoppages in every scrap. No other heavyweight in the the UFC division can make that claim, and because of that Struve says with a finish at UFC On Fuel TV 8: Silva Vs Stann he should be in line for a title-shot.
Struve also has a message for the heavyweights who think he has a weak chin, telling MMAFighting:
“When I win this fight, and I finish this fight yet again, then I’m on a five-fight win streak with five finishes in the heavyweight division. Nobody else in the heavyweight division is on a five-fight win streak. I think I have a pretty strong bid to call myself No. 1 contender.”
“People keep saying I’m going to get knocked out, and whatever, but I don’t care about it. I keep on showing that big strikers are not a problem anymore. They may have been at the beginning of my career, but not anymore. If this fight stays on the feet, and I fight smart, then it’s my fight to win. And I have a good chance to knock Mark out.”