Beneil Dariush says Justin Gaethje stops Tony Ferguson in first

Derrick Santistevan

Beneil Dariush feels his training partner, Justin Gaethje, has the capability to finish Tony Ferguson in the opening round of their interim light-weight title main event bout at UFC 249.

The week that Justin Gaethje learnt he and Tony Ferguson were going to be having their interim light-weight title clash as the headliner UFC 249, he phoned to Beneil Dariush.

Dariush, a fellow west-coast fighter who likewise completes at 155 pounds, might not have as much experience as Ferguson, nor does he bring as much of a reach that Ferguson gives difficulty challengers. in an interview with FanSided’s Amy Kaplan, Dariush says his height and general skill-set, particularly when it comes to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, made him an excellent fit for Gaethje to utilize as somebody to assist train for what he ought to experience with Ferguson.

“Well, he pretty much called me the week he found out, and I said, ‘I’ll come through,’” Dariush stated. “Grappling, striking, wrestling. We have actually basically done it all. We have actually even done sprints, and I have actually just been here [for] 3 days. It’s been a fair bit.

” The concept is I have actually got jiu-jitsu that can simulateTony I’m a bit longer than the typical light-weight– not as long as Tony, however quite long. I attempt to be uncomfortable, simulate, things like that, and place on a high speed, which is something I generally do.”

Gaethje’s battle camp for the Ferguson match is currently a longer one than he had initially. UFC 249 was expected to be arranged for April 18 prior to all UFC occasions were briefly held off due to the coronavirus pandemic. And when present UFC light-weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov was displaced of his scheduled title bout with Ferguson, Gaethje stepped in on what was expected to be simply 2 weeks notification.

UFC 249 is targeted for May 9 in Florida, however thinking about the UFC and president Dana White’s battle and not successful battles so far to get cards held throughout the pandemic, absolutely nothing can be particular.

However in Gaethje’s mind, Dariush says, the battle is taking place for particular.

“I like the way Justin thinks: ‘For me, it’s happening, 100 percent. If not, I’m not going to be pushing it as hard as I can,’” Dariush stated. “So, with that being said, he’s just training 100 percent and I don’t feel like getting my a** kicked, so I’m training 100 percent and making sure I give as much as I take.”

And while he hasn’t been around Gaethje for long in this battle camp, Dariush says with what he’s experienced with Gaethje so far, people should not be shocked if Gaethje surfaces Ferguson in the first round.

” I’m believing [a] first-round interruption from Justin,” Dariush stated. “Just sparring with him, I think it was yesterday or the day before…man, he hits hard. He hits hard and he can keep hitting you. I know he hasn’t had a full camp, but he’s not the kind of guy that gets tired. So, I think this is a really bad matchup for Tony.”

You can enjoy the full interview with Dariush in the video above.

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