Beneil Dariush Would Prefer Rematch With Nijem Over Pettis Bout

Everyone hates losing, but not many people would pass up the opportunity to fight for the UFC title to get a rematch with someone who beat them. Beneil Dariush however would pass up a fight with Pettis to get another crack at Ramsey Nijem, the only blemish on his otherwise undefeated UFC run.

“I don’t have a problem with the guy, it’s just I don’t like losing,” Dariush told MMAJunkie Radio.

“If I had a choice between the title and that guy, I’d pick that guy right now,” Dariush said. “You don’t understand … it’s not easy to lose.”

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“I felt like garbage after the fight,” Dariush said of his meeting Nijem. “No excuses, Ramsey was the better man that night, but it’s hard to accept a loss. So the first thing I did was get back into the gym to get better, and hopefully, get back in the win column. Luckily, it happened.”

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