Ricardo Lamas on Earning a Title Shot: 'I Did It Already, I Think I Did Enough'

Damon MartinContributor IJuly 31, 2013

Ricardo Lamas will watch UFC 163: Aldo vs. The Korean Zombie this weekend knowing in his heart that it should be him fighting in the main event.

Lamas is rated as one of the top featherweights in the sport, and many believe he should have been in line for a title shot already.

He was passed over first in favor of former lightweight contender Anthony Pettis, who cut in front of him when he offered to face Aldo while dropping to 145 pounds for the first time.

When Pettis suffered an injury forcing him out of the fight, Chan Sung Jung (aka The Korean Zombie) was chosen by the UFC as his replacement.

Needless to say, Lamas was frustrated beyond words that he didn't get the shot. 

So with no fight on the horizon currently scheduled, Lamas says in this interview with Bleacher Report that he will happily face whoever the UFC puts on front of him, but when it comes to a featherweight title shot he's already earned the status as the true No. 1 contender.

"I don't think I have to do anything," Lamas said. "I did it already. I beat two guys who were supposed to fight for the title. I think I did enough."

In the interview, Lamas also gives his pick for the upcoming fight between Aldo and Jung and tells how an upset might be in order this weekend in Brazil.

Check out this interview with Ricardo Lamas to hear that and more.