Diego Ferreira is yearning for a good ole fashion scrap.
Think Ferreira gets the upset?
“I think he’s gonna be the most hungry fight because he just has two fights in the UFC,” Ferreira told The AllStar. ” I’ve been in the UFC for a while. I know he’s going to come hungry and I’m expecting that. I expect him to try and take from me. I’m really looking for that.
“His grappling, his boxing. I see he’s really sharp. I think it’s going to be a good battle. It’s going to be a good fight. I really hope so. The three rounds of fight, I’m really excited for that.”
The rankings have been an obsession of fighters and fans alike. It is a rarity for an unranked individual to get a chance to supplant a mainstay in the division.
Ferreira does not put too much stock into numbers. He was never really concerned over that part of the game unless it was for title contention.
“I don’t look at the rankings that much like how people look,” the 36-year-old Brazilian stated. ” The rankings exactly the rankings, I think, is the top 5. That’s the real rankings. When I get to the top 5, then I am focused on that. But still the same. The pressure is still gonna be there because you’re fighting. You fight another man that is really skilled especially Gamrot. The pressure is always there. I’m not gonna lie. I’m not looking for that top 15. I’m looking for the top 5 that’s my focus.”
The Texas-based lightweight contender heads into the Gamrot clash this weekend on back-to-back losses. The last time this happened Ferreira bounced back with a six-fight win streak that included impressive performances against Anthony Pettis and Mairbek Taisumov.
“I see we do like eight [wins] in a row,” Ferreira added. “We’re looking for this because I want to get up there. I want to get to the top 5 guys. I know I have so much to grow in this sport and get[ting] there is one of the goals right now on my mind.”
Ferreira also talked about:
- Shoudler injury/recovery
- Business surviving through COVID
- Becoming a licensed gun owner
Diego Ferreira is a 36 year old male fighter from Brazil with 17 pro wins and 4 losses. Ferreira is scheduled to fight Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus on Saturday December 18, 2021.
Ferreira’s recent form coming into this matchup
Ferreira has gone 3-2 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Loss vs Gregor Gillespie • KO/TKO R2 4:51 • 2021-05-08
- Loss vs Beneil Dariush • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-02-06
- Win vs Anthony Pettis • Submission R2 1:46 • 2020-01-18
- Win vs Mairbek Taisumov • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-09-07
- Win vs Rustam Khabilov • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-02-23
Diego Ferreira’s next opponent: Mateusz “Gamer” Gamrot
Mateusz “Gamer” Gamrot’s recent form coming into this matchup
Gamrot is a 30 year old male fighter from Poland with 19 pro wins and 1 losses. Gamrot is scheduled to fight Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus on Saturday December 18, 2021.
Gamrot has gone 4-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Jeremy Stephens • Submission R1 1:05 • 2021-07-17
- Win vs Scott Holtzman • KO/TKO R2 1:22 • 2021-04-10
- Loss vs Guram Kutateladze • Decision R3 5:00 • 2020-10-17
- Win vs Marian Ziółkowski • Decision R5 5:00 • 2020-08-29
- Win vs Norman Parke • KO/TKO R3 3:02 • 2020-07-11
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