Erica Grover is not happy with the number-one heavyweight fighter in the world, Gabi Garcia. Grover feels as though Garcia does not deserve to be number-one, due to her refusal to accept fights against the top contenders.
Earlier this week, Garcia (4-0, 1 NC) revealed she was not interested in fighting the former super-middleweight kickboxing world champion who announced she is moving to MMA in a bid to take out Garcia, Barbara Nepomuceno. Garcia believes Nepomuceno’s kickboxing losses against Katya Kavaleva and Val Stanski make her unworthy of fighting her.
Grover (1-1), the number-five heavyweight in the world, feels as though Garcia should be accepting all top challenges. She doesn’t feel as if Garcia can truly claim the number-one spot due to being “scared” of the top contenders.
“She should be interested in fighting whomever calls her out. If she thinks it’s not worth the fight she’s certainly entitled to her opinion but why not accept and put your money where your mouth is so to speak?” Grover said.
“If you’re ranked number-one you should accept all challengers or you can’t claim really to be number one right?” Grover continued.
Grover believes Garcia should either rematch Oxana Gagloeva, or begin accepting fights against top contenders.
“I say rematch and/or fight the top ranked fighters and then and only then can you claim to be ranked number one” Grover said.
“Picking and choosing who to fight makes you look scared and sketchy, show your skill and work in the cage and stop trying to hand pick fights. You wanna be number one and claim to be, then accept all challengers and defend your claim” explained Grover.
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