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Petr Yan has no immediate interest in fighting Cody Garbrandt: ‘He is a puppy - he barks, but doesn’t bite’

Following an emphatic win over Urijah Faber at UFC 245, surging Russian Petr Yan wasted no time in planting seeds for his next bout, but despite an intense staredown with former champion Cody Garbrandt backstage, “No Mercy” has no interest in the man he playfully refers to as “No Chin”.

Yan’s stock was sent soaring on the back of his head kick knockout of Faber, which increased his streak to six straight wins under the UFC banner.

“I don’t like to force the finish, but I also don’t like to leave it in the hands of the judges,” Yan told MMA Fighting via a translator.