Anthony Smith Doesn’t Like The Idea Of A Rematch With ‘a**hole’ Ryan Spann: “He Can F**k Off”
published on November 19, 2022
curated and posted by BRWLRZ Team

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Anthony Smith isn’t interested in a rematch with Ryan Spann. 

There is still animosity between the two light heavyweights after their first meeting back at UFC Fight Night 192 in Sept. 2021. Smith secured a first-round submission over Spann but they exchanged words after the final buzzer. 

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The win over Spann extended Smith’s previous winning streak to three. He suffered his first loss in nearly two years at UFC 277. After the fight, Smith had surgery for a broken ankle. 

Since his loss, Spann has rebounded. He has won back-to-back fights with a most recent knockout win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 281. 

Some fans have speculated that a rematch between the rivals is the right path to go. During the ‘Believe You Me’ podcast, Smith explained how his performance during the first meeting speaks for itself. 

I don’t know what happened in our fight that left him with any kind of confidence that he can still beat me or that he deserves a rematch,” Smith said. “I had him on ice skates until he was shooting takedowns, I strangled him, and then stood over his body, reminding him what he was going to do to me. So, he’s my b***h forever and he knows it

Anthony Smith Doesn’t Think Ryan Spann Deserves A Rematch

Smith was also not impressed with Spann’s KO performance against Reyes. He says the 31-year-old will have to do more for a rematch. 

Eventually, he may work himself into a situation where we’re gonna rematch, but I already fought down when I gave him an opportunity,” Smith said. “Until he does something where I go, ‘Oh, wow. That was super impressive,’ he can f**k off. Him being an a**hole didn’t work out for him the last time. He barely handled the first fight, how’s he gonna handle the second?” (h/t

The build-up for a potential rematch would be full of bad blood. In the UFC light heavyweight rankings, Smith is number 5 while Spann is #10.


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