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Ryan Bader says he deserves Daniel Cormier title shot before former champion Jon Jones

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The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner has waited nearly seven years to get his shot at the UFC light heavyweight title and he says he doesn’t want to wait any longer.

Coming off an impressive win over “Suga” Rashad Evans, No. 3-ranked light heavyweight Ryan Bader says two wins over top 5-ranked opponents is enough to get him that coveted chance at the crown.

“I think that earned me some respect,” Bader told Ron Krauk and Bas Rutten on Inside MMA. “You know, I felt great out there. I think I needed a name like Rashad Evans, you know, former champion, to end that five fight win streak with a name like that. Hopefully that deserves enough to get a title shot here.”

Bader’s last two wins have come by way of decision, fights in which the…

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