UFC light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz speaks to ESPN anchor Karyn Bryant, along with analysts Michael Bisping and Mike Chiesa moments after knocking out Corey Anderson in the UFC Fight Night main event in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Jan explains why he should have the next shot at Jon Jones and how he thinks the UFC championship fight would play out.
Born February 24, 1983. Jan is a Polish professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2007, he also competed for KSW and is the former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion.
As of November 4, 2019, Jan is #6 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Corey attended Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois and was an All American wrestler. After graduating, he attended University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. Corey was not initially interested in pursuing a career in mixed martial arts. During his last year of wrestling at Newberry College in South Carolina, he had met MMA notable, Ben Askren, who persuaded him to try MMA. Despite initial resistance, Corey eventually gave MMA a try after Askren took him to Duke Roufus’s gym to train. He won the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn as a heavyweight.
As of November 4, 2019, Corey is #5 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.