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2022 PFL champ Rob Wilkinson feels underappreciated: ‘UFC fighters for whatever reason get put on a pedestal

Burglarize Wilkinson needs to demonstrate he’s among the best on the planet, and he believes he can do precisely that in his next exposing.

The 2022 PFL light heavyweight champion re-visitations of the enclosure April 1 in the co-headliner of 2023 PFL 1 in Las Vegas. Wilkinson (17-2 MMA) invites previous UFC title challenger Thiago Santos to the PFL. The Australian considers this to be an extraordinary chance to demonstrate his value in the MMA scene.

“He’s been battling the top folks in the UFC always now,” Wilkinson told MMA Addict Radio. “His last battle was against the now current UFC champion, Jamahal Hil. So I feel that going out there and having an assertion and making it completely under control it could be said, having a preferred exhibition over this large number of folks in the UFC had against him, I believe that truly demonstrates there are a ton of warriors, not just in the UFC. We’re seeing this endlessly time once more – UFC warriors passing on to PFL figuring they can have great battles and make a speedy million bucks, and that is not been the situation by any means. I’m anticipating Thiago.”

Wilkinson feels overlooked by the majority. Presently on a six-battle series of wins, and with his last misfortune being to Israel Adesanya in 2018, Wilkinson feels he ought to be viewed as quite possibly of the best light heavyweight on the planet.

He feels that the name of the UFC unjustifiably eclipses those accomplishing great work outside the octagon.

“I certainly need that regard,” Wilkinson made sense of. “I saw a portion of those world rankings, you know, how low I’m in a portion of those rankings. I think UFC contenders for reasons unknown get worshiped over any remaining advancements. I’m a best on the planet of what? One of four significant advancements and I certainly view myself as top 10, and I need to demonstrate I’m the best light heavyweight on the planet. So that is the reason I’m invigorated for this battle.”

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Whether or not he gets the credit, he believes he merits or not, Wilkinson views the Santos matchup as something past a chance to demonstrate his abilities to the world. Wilkinson believes Santos to be the hardest test in the PFL light heavyweight season. Taking the Brazilian out will make an impression on the other contenders.

“I think this battle, it nearly feels like a greater battle than the last year,” Wilkinson said. “It’s a major name and most likely the hardest person in the competition to refrain for myself.

“I believe it will be energizing to go out there and say something and get a completion, and sort of truly show that … I believe that nobody should need to battle me. I need them in the event that they get coordinated with me to be like, ‘F*ck.’ I need to say something with Thiago and make everybody terrified to battle me.

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