The lightweight contender Beneil Dariush faced a bitter loss against Charles Oliveira that put a stop to his well-maintained winning streak. The loss against Oliveira eliminated his chances of securing his position as a title challenger.
Beneil Dariush recently revealed that the defeat against Charles Oliveira and all his career defeats still bother him, and he is not over it yet. To climb his way back to the top, Dariush will face Arman Tsarukyan on 2nd December; doors of new opportunities will be opened for the winner of that fight.
It's a must win for both contenders.
Beneil Dariush on losing against Charles Oliveira
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Beneil Dariush reflected on his tough loss against Charles Oliveira and explained how it still bothered him.
"Just I didn't show up that night," Dariush said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. "No matter how I look at it, I just didn't show up that night. That's the best way I could put it unfortunately. I wish I did. I wish I put on a better performance and I was more myself, but I just didn't look good.
I can't think of anything I did well". All my losses sting, honestly I never get over my losses. That's also one of the reasons why I've got to where I got to. I never get over my losses. I just continue to dig and get better. As far as which one stings the most, obviously the Charles fight is the most recent, but I can still remember all my losses, and I want them all back.
It's a really weird thing how obsessive I could be over losses to a point where, if I overthink it, it could crush me. But fortunately for me, being a devout Christian, I don't put my identity in fighting, and that really helps me just step away from it".