‘Don’t Try to Bite Off More Than You Can Chew’- Petr Yan Responds to Rob Font’s Callout

Published 05/28/2021, 3:38 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Petr Yan of Russia celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan, has issued a response to Rob Font after the latter called him out for a fight. Font defeated former champion Cody Garbrandt last weekend via unanimous decision.

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He is looking for a higher-ranked opponent next. In a recent interview, Font said a fight against ‘No Mercy’ will be ideal for him.

“Gimme Petr Yan right now, then we get it going. I doubt that happens maybe. I don’t know we’ll see what’s up. But give me Petr Yan. He’s the only one that’s available.

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“And make it happen, you know, like the fans want to see exciting fights. I know that’s an exciting fight. And then I’ll take care of the belt for you. Sit back, don’t worry about the belt, I’ll take care of it,” said Font.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (L-R) Petr Yan of Russia punches Aljamain Sterling in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Don’t try to bite off more than you can chew. You couldn’t even knock Cody No Chin out with your pillow hands,” Yan has responded after Font’s callout.

Font pummeled Garbrandt with his strikes for almost the entire contest. But ‘No Love’ put his toughness on full display. There are often questions asked about Garbrandt’s chin as he has lost multiple times by knockout; nonetheless, that wasn’t the case last time. However, that didn’t stop Yan from taking a shot at Font.

Is Petr Yan vs Rob Font the fight to make?

Stylistically, a matchup between the duo is extremely intriguing for the fans. However, that fight getting booked immediately next looks highly unlikely.

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Yan is expected to rematch for the title when the champion is fit to go again. So, Font might just have to look elsewhere for an opponent currently.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 18: In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Opponents Marlon Moraes of Brazil and Rob Font face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

There won’t be any shortage of exciting fights for Font in a packed bantamweight division. Even though it might not happen right away, a fight between Font and ‘No Mercy‘ is almost certain to take place down the line.

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