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UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead
UFC 280: Beneil Dariush has revealed his upcoming opponent Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t his preferred option. According to him, his camp wanted a higher ranked opponent and they were eyeing for a fight against Dustin Poirier instead. Follow UFC news and UFC Live Updates with InsideSport.IN ALSO READ: Belal Muhammad vs Sean Brady CONFIRMED, booked for October 22nd […]

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush has revealed his upcoming opponent Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t his preferred option. According to him, his camp wanted a higher ranked opponent and they were eyeing for a fight against Dustin Poirier instead. Follow UFC news and UFC Live Updates with InsideSport.IN

ALSO READ: Belal Muhammad vs Sean Brady CONFIRMED, booked for October 22nd Abu Dhabi PPV

‘Benny’ is set to take on Mateuz Gamrot in a bout which seems to be the Lightweight title eliminator on paper on UFC 280. As the winner of this fight will most likely end up fighting for the UFC Lightweight title.

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead

During a recent interview with The Schmo, Beneil Dariush revealed how this fight against Gamrot came about. He said:

“We were looking for Dustin Poirier. We were looking for that fight and I’m not sure if he turned down the fight or if the UFC never actually offered him the fight. So that was one of the fights we were looking for but it never happened.

Beneil Dariush further revealed that he then tried to fight Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev. However, none of those fights came about as well.

“I was like, ‘Okay, what about Chandler?’ They mentioned Justin Gaethje, but I don’t think he wants to fight until next year or end of the year. I was hoping to fight earlier, like August or September. And so we just kind of went through the list. We were like, ‘Okay Fiziev.’ They said he has a broken nose.”

As he was left with no higher ranked fighters, Beneil Dariush has no choice but to fight Mateuz Gamrot in an attempt to stay active.

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gambrot wasn't on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead
UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead

“I was like, ‘Okay I guess Gamrot it is. It’s super exciting for me personally. I know my management and my coaches were hoping for somebody ranked higher, but I’m just trying to fight the best guys.”

It is safe to say that Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t the man who Beneil Dariush wanted to fight. However, the fans can expect themselves to be entertained throughout as the fight will certainly be a one to watch out for.

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush reveals Mateuz Gamrot wasn’t on the list, wanted to fight Dustin Poirier instead

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