Morning Report: Beneil Dariush: Michael Chandler earning next title shot would be ‘a clown show’

Morning Report: Beneil Dariush: Michael Chandler earning next title shot would be ‘a clown show’

Beneil Dariush sees only one possible selection for the No. 1 contender spot at lightweight following UFC 280.

The UFC lightweight division could have numerous questions spoke back right through the next two pay-per-view events starting later this month in Abu Dhabi. Atop the promotion’s return to Fight Island, the dep.’s vacant title will be fought over between former champion Charles Oliveira and red-hot contender Islam Makhachev. Also making his return that night is Dariush who turns out to reinsert himself into the short discussion a few of the elite.

While Dariush turns out to get earlier Mateusz Gamrot, a couple of weeks later at UFC 281 in New York City, Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier move to war. For Chandler, he feels a win would possibly simply be enough to get him correct once more to a title selection after coming up fast two fights up to now. Dariush believes “Iron” has an uphill struggle, giving him a 40 percent probability with even slimmer hopes of earning a title shot previous to him.

“I think he could be undefeated [in the UFC] right now if he had a better mindset,” Dariush instructed Helen Yee of Chandler. “He’s so captivated with being entertaining and exciting, he’s out of place two fights. So, that’s why I’m leaning additional towards Dustin.

“Honestly, I think he’s just trying to hype himself up [with his title shot claims]. I don’t think that’s true, but if that does happen, man, I will — that’s basically a clown show. The guy just had a title shot lost and then lost again. It doesn’t make sense. After I beat Gamrot, I don’t think there’s anyone who can step in front of me. We’ll see what happens. I think it would be a joke if he gets a title shot.”

Gamrot received’t be a very easy procedure for Dariush in his first travel since May 2021, then again irrespective of his absence, the 33-year-old shared simply in recent times that he’s expected to be the back-up if sought after for the highly-anticipated title fight.

Both Oliveira and Makhachev are on long and impressive a success streaks that rightfully place them throughout the conversation as one of the most essential sport’s best fighters. When it comes to the perfect general, then again, Dariush feels most straightforward the Brazilian may make that claim after a conceivable victory.

“If Charles wins, yeah,” Dariush discussed of pound-for-pound status. “If Islam wins, it’s hard because of this is his first ranked guy he’s fought. But then again, Charles has fought such a large amount of ranked guys and beat such a large amount of ranked guys.

“I think if Islam wins, he’s definitely top 5 or even top 3 in the pound-for-pound. But I think if Charles wins, he’s No. 1.”

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I don’t assume Dariush actually has the remaining to worry about as long as he stays healthy. He should in all probability be additional worried about Conor McGregor surpassing him if the remaining. Though he’s lucked out with “The Notorious” now dabbling in showing to increase his return.

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