‘My Wife Yelled at Me’- Beneil Dariush Reveals What His Wife Told Him After Victory

Published 02/07/2021, 12:45 PM EST


Beneil Dariush had a Fight Of The Night performance against Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 184. Dariush came out with a split decision win after dominant performances in the first and the second round. Many believed he should have gotten a unanimous decision instead of a split. Nevertheless, he got the win he needed.

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But Dariush revealed he didn’t quite stick to his original gameplan, and his wife noticed that. She called him after the fight and yelled at him, according to the perennial lightweight contender. Dariush is now 2 up on the scorecard against Ferreira, as he has beaten the Brazilian before, at UFC 179.

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)

The gameplan was defense, defense, defense, and I threw that out the window, but I had fun. So it wasn’t like what I thought it was gonna be. My wife just called me and yelled at me. And she said, that’s, that was not the game plan. But I enjoyed that. And then immediately after the fight, I was really emotional,” said Dariush in the post-fight press conference.

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Dariush showed his full arsenal of skills in the fight. He displayed his striking prowess and used his decorated grappling background as he landed 5 takedowns on Ferreira.

Whom should Beneil Dariush fight next?

Dariush deserves a top contender next. He will certainly get into the top 10 of the UFC lightweight division with that win over Diego Ferreira. The top half of the UFC lightweight division is stacked more than ever. But Dariush has the ability to fight anybody.

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A fight against a top contender like Paul Felder or Dan Hooker could be very enticing for the veteran. Former champion Rafael dos Anjos or former interim belt holder Tony Ferguson are great matchups as well. We just have to see who the UFC matches him up against.

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Was Dariush’s wife right to yell at him after such a good win? Who should the veteran fight next?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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