Algeo (18-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) called out Quarantillo amongst other names after defeating Alexander Hernandez (14-7 MMA, 6-6 UFC) in this past Saturday's UFC Fight Night 229 main card opener at the UFC Apex.
Quarantillo (18-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) was quick to respond, suggesting December for a potential fight.
“I'm downnnnnn… didn't take much damage down for December? @ElSenorPerfecto.”
I'm downnnnnn… didn't take much damage down for December? @ElSenorPerfecto
— Billy Quarantillo (@BillyQMMA) October 7, 2023
“Tell him to shut the f*ck up,” Algeo told MMA Junkie and other reporters at a post-fight news conference. “We'll fight when we need to. I think he's fighting Nate Landwehr – I thought I saw that, or at least they're chirping at each other.
“We were supposed to fight before, so that's why this fight makes sense. We both fought Alexander Hernandez. He finished him before I did, but I landed a lot more strikes because I also fought double the amount of time, but whatever. We'll fight at some point.”
Algeo has now won four of his past five, but isn't concerned with his placement in the featherweight division. He just wants to continue putting on entertaining fights and cashing in extra paychecks.
“Just keeps me moving up the chain,” Algeo said. “It just cements my job as a UFC fighter. As long as I can keep having good fights and keep making money, I'm happy. I don't really care about numbers too much or belts or anything like that.
“I'm just here to provide for my family, my future kids, and just continue to make a name for myself, grow my student base, grow my fanbase, and just really prove to myself the things I'm working on are working. Stay at it. Let's go.”
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