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Sodiq Yusuff doubles down on Bryce Mitchell call out after UFC Vegas 50

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Sodiq Yusuff capitalized on his big win at UFC Vegas 50 over Alex Caceres by calling out Bryce Mitchell. The fight was an interesting choice as many people seem to be worried about the Arkansas native’s grappling.

Bryce Mitchell would be an interesting test as many people associate Sodiq Yusuff with striking. The UFC featherweight would be excited to prove that he is in fact a well-rounded mixed martial artist.

“There’s no story, there’s no beef at all,” Yusuff told ClutchPoints after UFC Vegas 50. “I really just want to test myself against Bryce [Mitchell.] I remember he put up something on Twitter about who wants to fight, I think he was having a hard time getting a fight but I think he already had a fight [booked.] He was just trying to put it out there. I said that I wanted to [fight] and he liked it. So I was like, ‘Oh, nice. It’s gonna be a good one.’ Then the next day he announced that he was fighting Edson Barboza, so I was like I think it’s a good name, somebody that’s ahead of me in the rankings and another with opposite styles. I know he just fought a striker.

“I really also want to prove to people that I’m not just a striker,” the UFC featherweight continued. “People don’t give me any credit for my grappling because I mostly use it defensively. But I got some offensive grappling too. I think we could push that, that could be a good co-main event. That could even be a main event on fight night. That’d be the real goal right there. We’d get like a small fight night and have me and Bryce headline. That’d be legit.”

Sodiq Yusuff is ready for the next step in his UFC career and that is climbing up the featherweight division. Bryce Mitchell would present a good test and the build-up to the fight would be a lot of fun.