Beneil Dariush Calls Out Elon Musk After Beating Tony Ferguson

Published 05/16/2021, 1:18 AM EDT


The UFC world is in shock as the fans are witnessing the decline of one of the greatest fighters of the lightweight division. Tony Ferguson dropped his third fight in a row after a meek surrender to Beneil Dariush in the UFC 262 co-main event. It was all too eerily similar to the Charles Oliveira fight at UFC 256.

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Dariush put in a great performance. He dominated Ferguson on the ground for the entire match. He even had an extremely deep ankle hold in place, which seemed like it really hurt ‘El Cucuy’. Dariush couldn’t finish the fight, but he took the 30-27 decision victory.

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Joe Rogan went over for the post-fight interview amid scores of boos from the Houston crowd. However, Dariush, who took it really well, said that he loved all the fans and didn’t understand the boos. He thanked God for this spectacular victory and repeated that he loved everyone.

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When Rogan asked him if he wanted to call anybody out, Dariush took the opportunity with both hands. “I wanna call somebody out. Joe, I wanna call out your buddy Elon, Elon Musk. Where’s my wife’s car, bro? I’ve been waiting six months. I need a good car. S*** I got to protect my daughter. Let’s go Elon, get me my car,” he said in a hilarious segment. It’ll be interesting to see if Musk responds to Dariush.

Beneil Dariush popped something in Tony Ferguson’s leg during the ankle hold

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Rogan then brought his attention to the time when Dariush had ‘El Cucuy’ in an ankle hold. The replays revealed a look of anguish on Ferguson’s face in the second round. However, Dariush revealed some gruesome details about it, thereby appreciating Ferguson’s toughness.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Beneil Dariush of Iran kicks Diego Ferreira of Brazil in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Per Dariush, there was a pop, following which Ferguson looked at him as though nothing had happened. As he attempted to lock it in again, ‘El Cucuy’ got out. Afterward, when Ferguson said that nothing had happened, Dariush revealed that there was no doubt in his mind that Ferguson was a zombie.

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Given the win, and his win streak, UFC fans can expect to see Dariush somewhere around the top five once the updated rankings are made public on Tuesday. Meanwhile, ‘El Cucuy’ could be set for a freefall at 155 lbs.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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