UFC light heavyweight Corey Anderson joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show in studio to share his excitement of becoming a father for the first time later in 2019 and his plan for life after fighting. (17:00) Anderson discusses his upbringing and the lessons he learned growing up in a small town in Illinois. (19:42) Anderson explains why he has a chip on his shoulder, including his issue with his ranking within the division. He also weighs in on the UFC’s decision for Jon Jones to defend his title next against Anthony Smith instead of him and looks back to his time during UFC 232 fight week. Anderson explains (32:05) the brief encounter he had with “Bones” that fight week and responds to a challenge from Alexander Gustafsson for later in 2019.
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