Beneil Dariush believes he has nothing to gain from fighting Arman Tsarukyan

Beneil Dariush believes he has nothing to gain from fighting Arman Tsarukyan

by Aryan Lakhani
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Beneil Dariush believes he has nothing to gain from fighting Arman Tsarukyan
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Beneil Dariush’s terrific winning streak came to an end after Charles Oliveira secured an iconic first round knockout. Before the Oliveira match, Dariush last faced a loss in 2018, leaving him undefeated for 5 years!

Dariush wants the title fight and is 2-3 wins away from claiming the opportunity; his match against Arman Tsarukyan this Saturday night promises to be great from the entertainment perspective. However, in terms of credibility, Beneil Dariush thinks that a victory won’t be worth much as he is already higher than Arman Tsarukyan in the rankings.

Beneil Dariush on fighting Arman Tsarukyan

During the recent media day, Beneil Dariush said the following: “In terms of status, nothing – I gain nothing from this fight,” Dariush said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usaotday.com.

“If I win, I don’t think my ranking will change. If I lose, I’m definitely going to get dropped quite a bit. But I’m an athlete who loves to compete and I like to compete against the best people in the world.

That’s what motivates me to compete. It’s not an issue of rankings. It’s not an issue of status, where it’s going to leave me. I want to make sure before I retire I fight the best guys in the world, and I think I’m doing that”.

Dariush on how he plans on winning

“I think the edge is going to be in experience, I think I’m more experienced and I can find little things here and there to create a greater gap between our skill set. I’m hoping I can create that gap and then find that finish, whether it’s a submission or a knockout.

But the requirement is to be able to pull away slowly, because our skill levels are so close and his style is so good that I will have to break him little by little”.

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