‘Longest streak in the top three’ – Beneil Dariush feels he deserves the lightweight title shot next


In reality, Beneil Dariush might probably be a win away from getting a shot at the lightweight title

Dariush came up trumps against Tony Ferguson at UFC 262. He took the fight to the ground for the large part of the contest and won via. unanimous decision, scoring 30-27 in all three judges’ scorecards.

The win saw Dariush jump from number 9 in the lightweight rankings to number 3, with only Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier ahead of him, and of course Charles Oliveira the champion.

Beneil Dariush
May 13, 2021, Houston, Texas, USA: HOUSTON – May 13, 2021: for SPORTS. UFC No. 9 Lightweight Beneil Dariush at an open-to-the-public press conference, PK, Pressekonferenz hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center ahead of UFC 262 Olivera vs. Chandler on Saturday. Houston USA – ZUMAb177 20210513_zap_b177_026 Copyright: xTaidghxBarronx

This was Dariush’s 7th straight win in the UFC, having not lost a single fight since March 2018. He is a serious title contender now.

And, that is exactly what the Iranian reiterated in a recent interview with John Morgan of MMA Junkie. Dariush stated that he deserved to fight the champion Oliveira next, before Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier fight him.

Benny also mentioned that he had the longest streak among the top three in the lightweight division.

Dariush told Morgan:

“I think I have a real case for the title, in business numbers, that’s the fight that’s going to get the title shot. But here’s the thing: I’m the only guy with an actual streak in that division. That’s one thing. I have the longest streak in the top three right now.” [via MMA Junkie]

Elon Musk hands out Beneil Dariush ‘a free car’ until his order is delivered

Dariush made an interesting callout at the post-fight interview. He called out Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk, since the car he had ordered for his wife, hadn’t arrived in a long time.

Musk, immediately took to Twitter to apologize for the delay, and within a day Dariush was sent a free car, until his original order gets ready to be delivered.

Dariush’s manager Abdelaziz took to Twitter, calling Elon a “gangster” for handing out his client a free car.

Incredible boss move from Musk!

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