Beneil Dariush Contemplates Previous Loss Before Fight with Arman Tsarukyan

Mixed martial artist, Beneil Dariush, is determined not to let his most recent loss thwart his ambitions of reaching his full potential in the sport. Dariush, who had experienced an impressive eight-fight winning spree, faced a challenging defeat against previous champion Charles Oliveira. The match, seen as a title eliminator, resulted in a crushing Round 1 technical loss for Dariush.

Far from dwelling on the defeat, Dariush is ready to entrench himself in his mistakes. He recounts to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, “You know, the best way I can explain is it that I was off that night. It wasn’t my best performance and Charles had a great performance. I really don’t have any other excuses besides that. I don’t think I performed to the best of my abilities and I think he fought really well. So, congrats to him and that’s it.”

Dariush continues to share his mentality post-defeat and his plans for improvement. “I really don’t know what else to tell you, unfortunately. And as far as what I take away from it is just, came home and said ‘I’m going to spend some time with my family and I’m going to go out there and keep doing it better and better’… I’m a competitor so it hurts to lose, but at the same time it’s not my first time losing, it’s not my first rodeo. I know how to get it back out there and get better.”

Already preparing for the next challenge, Dariush is looking ahead to his main-event match in the UFC on ESPN 52 against the assurgent talent, Arman Tsarukyan. This anticipated event will take place at Moody Center, located in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 2 and will also include a lightweight bout between Dan Hooker and Bobby Green.

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