Wilson Reis wants a quick turnaround.
"I’m already training twice a day to stay in shape and stay active,” Reis told MMA Fighting. "I’ll go back to the United States later this month, so I’d have enough time for a full camp there. I’d really love to fight close to home on July 29.”
Reis had two opponents in mind: Tim Elliot, who defeated Louis Smolka on the same night he faced “Mighty Mouse”, is no longer available, as he replaced injured Joseph Benavidez against Ben Nguyen. His second option is Ray Borg, who recently beat Jussier Formiga in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The Brazilian flyweight is not the type of fighter that calls people out, and explains why he’s suggesting a fight with Borg.
"I’d like to fight him because of his position in the rankings,” said the 32-year-old Brazilian. "He's coming off good wins, and a win over him would put me in a good position."
Reis has two fights left in his current contract with the UFC, and doesn’t want to waste any time wondering what he has to do in order to guarantee another shot at the flyweight championship.
"I don’t want to worry about a title shot now,” Reis said. "I wanted it, I got it, but didn’t win the belt. Obviously, winning two or three fights can get me up there again, but I won’t worry about it now. I want to evolve and get good wins."