Top-ranked Ecuadorian UFC lightweight Marlon Vera said he's done enough for the promotion to finally be allowed to fight for the championship.
"I've put on a lot of shows and made money for Dana White. I'm sure I deserve a title fight," the Ecuadorian stated.
If Vera is indeed made a contender for the title, he will fight the winner of the fight between Aljamein Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw for the belt.
The two will face each other on October 22 at UFC Fight Night 280 in Abu Dhabi, highlighted by a bantamweight bout between Russian boxer Islam Makhachev and Brazilian lightweight Charles Oliveira.