“Thank You Dana White for the 50gs” – UFC Lightweight Marc Diakiese Excited for Future Within the Promotion

Published 07/20/2020, 7:38 AM EDT


UFC lightweight Marc Diakiese took to Twitter, sharing his excitement over being one half of the Fight of the Night. The 155-pound fighter most recently fought at UFC Fight Night that took place in Abu Dhabi. Moreover, the event marked the 19th appearance made by the company in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic raging on.

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‘Bone Crusher’ lost his main card appearance bout to Rafael Fiziev in a highly entertaining fight that went against him. Not to mention, the loss marked his fourth career defeat, all of which came in his last 6 professional career fights. The British prospect has had a rough going in the organization, but it appears that he is optimistic for an upward trajectory.

Marc Diakiese: A brief history

The 14-4 fighter entered the promotion back in 2016 and swiftly launched a 3 fight run in the UFC. He immediately had a mass appeal factor given his fan-friendly fighting style that proved he was always down to scrap. Diakiese then hit the aforementioned roadblock that included three straight losses.

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The defeats came against the top names in the company and also included a future title hopeful in Dan Hooker. Additionally, it should be mentioned that all his losses have been largely competitive as he always shows up for a fight. The grizzly Brit still believes that despite his setbacks, he can climb the ranks at 155-pounds.

UFC Fight Island has gone a long way in providing exposure to the high-level international talent that exists in the company. New talent has emerged through these marquee events leading to the possibility of exponential growth within a division. UFC, being the leader in sports that made a successful return during the pandemic, has brought fresh eyes to the sport.

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Going forward, ‘The Bone Crusher’ will be keen to put an emphatic stamp on his future performances. Despite his recent woes under the bright lights of the cage, Diakiese remains a top British prospect. It is unclear whether he will make the adjustments to rise within the murderous row at lightweight.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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