UFC 292: Marlon Vera hungry for a win after facing a tough loss

Marlon Vera still upset about his previous defeat and wants to make the most of the opportunity ahead of him.

by Aryan Lakhani
UFC 292: Marlon Vera hungry for a win after facing a tough loss

The bantamweight contender Marlon Vera last fought against Cory Sandhagen and lost the match via split decision; the loss still seems to be haunting him, and he believes the only way to make up for it is to secure a comprehensive win in his fight against Pedro Munhoz this Saturday night.

Marlon Vera loves taking risks and is open to fighting anyone; when offered to fight Munhoz as a replacement for Henry Cejudo, he said yes without hesitating. A win can set Vera back on track to get the title shot, and it will be interesting to see how he performs this weekend.

Marlon Vera on his next fight

During the recent media day, Marlon Vera shared his thoughts on fighting Pedro Munhoz and reflected on his match against Cory Sandhagen. Vera wants nothing but a victory. "I was like, 'Who's available?' They called me one day and said Pedro's ready too, so, why not," Vera said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.

"I mean, you guys know: They can change the opponent on Saturday morning, I'm cool with that. Vera reflects on his loss: I don't trip like that. I like the fact that I have a fight. If it's Cejudo, Pedro, or whoever from anywhere, I'm down.

"In my opinion, I took that loss very personal, I took that loss like it was pretty much my fault. He further said: That was a sh*t fight. Whenever I watch it I was like, ', that was a poor fight.' I text Dana (White) myself like, 'Sorry, dude.

You don't pay me to fight like that'". "The only way to get over with that feeling is winning this weekend, so, that's why I asked for this day, and I said send me a contract with a name, doesn't matter who it is. This weekend, I'm going to make it better".

Marlon Vera