Beneil Dairush put up one hell of a performance against Carlos Diego Ferreira and he ended his winning streak and improved his own to six straight wins. He is hoping that this victory would put him in a high-profile fight and he is already calling his shots for the same.
He called out Charles Oliveira and said, “Listen, the guy comes out and throws a bunch of flying knees, a bunch of kicks, a bunch of weird stuff, and you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to walk through all of it. I don’t know how, but I’m going to walk through all of it.”
“I’m going to grab him; he’s going to think he’s going to take me down. He’s not, I’m going to take him down. He’s going to try submissions; they’re not going to work and it’s just going to be a dog fight until one dog gives up and I’m pretty sure that’s not going to be me.”
“I feel like I’m working with businessmen,” Dairus isn’t happy with the fighters in his division
Beneil Dairush feels like all the fighters are businessmen and they aren’t fighting because they like it, they are doing it for the money. He said,
“Bro, I thought we were fighters. Why is everybody so civilized all of a sudden and why is everybody like, low risk high reward. I feel like I’m working with businessmen,” he explained. “When I was ranked number seven… they offered me (Michael) Chiesa who wasn’t ranked, and I said sure. I lost the fight, which sucks, but I lost.
“Then right after that fight, I fought James Vick. I took it on short notice just because I didn’t feel good about myself, I jumped back in. At the time he had never been knocked out, he was 5-0 in the UFC. I was still ranked, I was ranked top ten, I took the fight with him not ranked, still went out there…
“It’s like, they call you to fight. Isn’t that what you signed up for, to fight? Just say yes.