“I’d Take Them All Out”- Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion Jake Hadley Sends a Stern Warning to UFC Flyweights

Published 01/08/2021, 4:30 AM EST


The UFC is the ultimate proving ground for talent in mixed martial arts. A majority of the athletes who make MMA their career aspire to reach the UFC and become the champion in the UFC, as it is the most revered promotion.

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The promotion on the other hand prides itself on being able to scour the world for talent. The UFC has been successful in recruiting promising fighters one after another. In most cases, these fighters go on to become big names in the UFC. This is something that separates the UFC from other promotions. 

Read: Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling rebooked on a stacked UFC 259 card on March 6th 

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Jake Hadley makes his case for being signed by the UFC 

Cage Warriors flyweight champion Jake Hadley spoke about being signed by the UFC. He said, “I feel like I should have been in the UFC even a long time ago, really. Yes, I’m only seven fights into my career, which ain’t a lot, but if you look at my last four opponents….All these guys I’m beating, they’re top guys.”

“They are UFC level, as well. I’m beating all the top guys. I feel like I’m already ready for the UFC, and I’ve been ready a long time, and I feel like I’ve been deserving a long time.”

White Kong’ continued, “To be fair, I feel like I deserve a straight contract through what I’ve achieved here in Europe and even around the world. I’ve been over to South Africa and fought top lads. I feel like I deserve a straight contract, but if they said to me, ‘Do you want to do Contender Series?’ I’d just do it because why not? I’m just ready to fight.”

“I’d do Contender or Ultimate Fighter ,no problem, but I honestly believe I deserve a straight contract, and I’ll fight any of them. You can put any of the guys in the top 15, I ain’t really bothered. I’d take them all out, no problem.”

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Hadley became the Cage Warriors flyweight champion last month after securing a lopsided unanimous decision win over Luke Shanks. 

Though Hadley is only 7-0 in his career, he is just 24-years old and has a lot of time to develop. ‘White Kong’ represents the same promotion from where Conor McGregor was signed to the UFC. 

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If Hadley can continue his impressive run, it will not be long before the UFC comes knocking with an opportunity. What do you make of the fighter’s comments? Would he be a success in the UFC?

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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