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Beneil Dariush Says Evan Dunham’s Callout Has Him Motivated

September 26, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Beneil Dariush says that Evan Dunham calling him a “good fight” is good motivation for their UFC 216 bout. Dariush spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of the fight. The highlights are below:

On being motivated for his fight: “I get called out a lot, and I always say, ‘Let’s go’ (to) whoever calls me out…He’s basically saying, ‘This is a good fight for me.’ I don’t care how respectful it is – at the end of the day, it’s very motivating, because he’s saying he’s got the style to shut me down.”

On his loss to Edson Barboza in March: “When I lose, I always come back stronger. But the loss just sucked. I felt really good in there. I felt like I was the better fighter, and he turned that around. He was able to capitalize on a moment of a mistake, and he just took over the fight.”

On his plan going forward: “I’ve just got to get back in the gym and work harder and see I’ve made progress.”

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