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Stefan Struve Names Potential Fights

As Stefan Struve (25-5) looks to continue his four fight win streak, he’s thinking about who could be next. Some of the names that have come across the seven foot tall fighter’s mind include Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1), Antonio Silva (17-4) and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-7-1-1 NC).

“I think they are great challenges for me,” said Struve to TATAME. “Much has been said about my fight with Werdum or with Bigfoot, but also talk a lot about the Minotaur. I’m a fan of the Minotaur.”

Struve is 9-3 for the UFC after winning earlier in the month. Of his overall 30 fights, all but one has been stopped early.

Since Werdum returned to the UFC this year he has won both his fights. Silva earlier this month gained his first UFC win after losing in his debut for the company. Nogueira won in his return to the UFC this month after his arm was broken in a late 2011 fight.

Stefan debuted in the UFC with a loss to Junior dos Santos (15-1) and now believes that he is close to getting a rematch against the current heavyweight champion.

“I think I’m one or two fights away from my title shot,” said Struve. “So a win over Silva, Werdum or Minotauro should put me closer to achieving my biggest goal.”