Mitch Sanderson

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Cody Garbrandt needs to return on the most important stage obtainable.

The present bantamweight champion stated he prefers his comeback match with T.J. Dillashaw to happen at UFC 217 in New York Metropolis on Nov. four.

“I would like MSG,” Garbrandt wrote by way of textual content, in response to MMA Preventing’s Ariel Helwani.

Garbrandt has been out of fee with a again damage since calling off his struggle towards Dillashaw scheduled for UFC 213 on July eight. There have been inner discussions Garbrandt-Dillashaw would occur in Las Vegas at UFC 216, however “No Love” has greater aspirations.

The 26-yr-previous, who has but to defend his title since profitable it in December, is not again to full well being from his again damage, although he’s optimistic a return will come quickly.

“Feeling rather a lot higher,” Garbrandt wrote by way of textual content message. “Hardly doing MMA. It has been all rehab and power and conditioning. I can not wait to get again.”