“I feel I’m going up and not down,” Thiago Santos is unfazed by his three-fight losing streak

The UFC Light Heavyweight fighter Thiago Santos isn't demotivated by his recent losses and he believes the best version of him is yet to come.

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Thiago Santos
Thiago Santos

The former UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos who pushed the former champion, Jon Jones, to the limit and lost the fight by a split decision of the judges isn’t having a good run in UFC recently.

Since his loss to Jon Jones, he is on a three-fight losing streak with his latest loss coming against Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 259. But Thiago Santos is unfazed by his recent losses and he believes the best is still yet to come.

In his latest interview with MMA Junkie, Santos says, “I feel I’m going up and not down, sometimes you win fights, but your understanding goes down. This isn’t what happened to me. I feel better every fight, even if the judges give me the loss (in the last fight with Rakic).” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Thiago Santos was dealing with multiple issues after his fight against Jon Jones. He undergone double knee surgery and been ruled out of the Octagon for almost 15 months and then he lost his comeback fight and UFC Lightweight title shot to Glover Teixeira.

But his last fight against Rakic wasn’t even close to what fans expected. It was supposed to be a hard-hitting fest but turned out completely opposite. Santos added, “My last fight was absolutely boring, people say, ‘That fight was boring, I wanted an aggressive fight.’ But sometimes it’s about the style.”

“I thought he would come more aggressive to me. I like when people try to put pressure on me. But I feel good. I feel better than my fight against Glover. I’m going up and not down. I feel better, more comfortable inside the octagon.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

He continued, “I thought I won the fight, but unfortunately the judges saw another fight. I believe in my next fight I’m going to be so much better.”

Thiago Santos is keeping a close eye on Dominick Reyes vs Jiri Prochazka fight

Thiago Santos
Thiago Santos

UFC Vegas 25 is headlining the main event between the former Lightweight title contender Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka and Thiago Santos is keeping a close eye on this fight.

He knows that after his three fights losing streak he isn’t in the place to call out the winner of this fight but if the timeline goes right he is eyeing to face the loser of this fight.

Thiago Santos added, “The problem when you have three losses is you can’t choose whatever the UFC gives me I’m going to take. I would like to fight whoever loses the next fight between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.”

“I have three losses, maybe (Reyes) will have three losses after this and we can fight. If it’s too close for them because they’re going to fight (Saturday) and I want to fight in July, then if not, whatever the UFC gives me I’m going to take.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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