Beneil Dariush calls top lightweights ‘businessmen’ when booking big fights | ESPN MMA

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    Looptijd: 25:05

    Beneil Dariush chats with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto about his last win and the UFC lightweight division.
    0:00 Looking back at his win vs. Diego Ferreira and critiquing what he could’ve done differently.
    4:50 Why he feels like he’s working with a “businessmen” when trying to get a big fight next.
    8:40 What a potential bout vs. Charles Oliveira would look like, then gives his thoughts on Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson.
    17:20 What big name he thinks could accept a fight against him and when he’d like to return.
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Matt Monttana
Matt Monttana

Dariush if he gets little bit powers and games planning for started and finished in one go he gets every body

5 dagen geleden
George Yalda
George Yalda

what a man

6 dagen geleden
Synthetic Rabbit
Synthetic Rabbit

I've been following Beneil since the Drew Dober fight. That was a pretty good fight where he seemed to have a come from behind win with a sub that I was impressed with. At the time I thought he was good but nothing too "spectacular" but there was something about him that made me want to watch his fights going forward and I haven't missed one and he's on a very good run right now.

9 dagen geleden
I OFFER YOU THIS
I OFFER YOU THIS

Okamota saying "salt and peppa" cringe

9 dagen geleden
Zora Plays
Zora Plays

BABA Iranehhhhhhhhhhhh!

12 dagen geleden
Obvioustroller
Obvioustroller

Top 5 nicest peeps in the sport 😊

14 dagen geleden
Karabo Molele
Karabo Molele

Salt and Pepper I like that

14 dagen geleden
Franko Andretti
Franko Andretti

Give this Man A Big Enough fight RDA or Felder ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

14 dagen geleden
Ricardo B Souza
Ricardo B Souza

A top 5 that comes from loses should not fight agains another top 5 he needs to prove he still a top 5 agains a top 10 at least

14 dagen geleden
Gabriele Catalano
Gabriele Catalano

"It seems that for this fight he was trying tofight for his family... Get out of the picture, woman!"

14 dagen geleden
Q
Q

‘’ my last question’’ lasted Almost 1/3 the interview. Just something I caught hopefully this helped you or

15 dagen geleden
Q
Q

If it didn’t then subscribe to me ☺️

15 dagen geleden
Gustav Holmberg
Gustav Holmberg

Poirier vs Oliveira: For the belt Gaethje vs Chandler: No.1 Contender fight. Winner gets Winner of Poirier vs Oliveira Tony vs Conor: 2 losses at LW, both popular and need to bounce back. Winner gets loser of Gaethje vs Chandler. Loser fights Felder. RDA vs Dariush: Awesome matchup. Both coming of wins. Winner gets a top 4 opponent. Loser fights Hooker

16 dagen geleden
Laser 12
Laser 12

HE'S 31??? WHAT

16 dagen geleden
TWAT LICKER
TWAT LICKER

Scott Baio reporting

16 dagen geleden
Izumabakumatsu
Izumabakumatsu

Trust me Dariush, better grey hairs than receeding hairline, or even that darned bald spot.

16 dagen geleden
Steven Mason
Steven Mason

Dariush vs felder

16 dagen geleden
BornAgain
BornAgain

One of the best interviews in a LONG time! God bless Beneil!

16 dagen geleden
Zachary Jaworsky
Zachary Jaworsky

Welterweight is way worse, nobody ever fights in that top 5 or 6

16 dagen geleden
Renaldo Matadeen
Renaldo Matadeen

It's genetics. In a year, they all turn grey. Hope he gets a big fight soon. Dude deserves it

16 dagen geleden
SOUL BYTHEPOUND
SOUL BYTHEPOUND

Lightweight division is the most stacked division yet the title gets defended less than any other division lmaoo.

16 dagen geleden
Patrick Hughes
Patrick Hughes

I like him, but he's not an elite fighter.

16 dagen geleden
The Bringer of Salt
The Bringer of Salt

I think anyone that makes it in the UFC is an elite fighter.

14 dagen geleden
Elias Bogdo
Elias Bogdo

Lol get out of the picture, woman!

16 dagen geleden
FuShengAlex
FuShengAlex

Tony vs Dariush.....makes perfect sense

16 dagen geleden
npsoloman
npsoloman

Beniel vs Hooker sounds like the fight to make

16 dagen geleden
Mark Cronin
Mark Cronin

He has a good well

16 dagen geleden
Judo Highlights
Judo Highlights

The dog that isn’t gonna get up is me, LOL

16 dagen geleden
Nathan Kelenski
Nathan Kelenski

Dariush is the most underrated light weight out here.

16 dagen geleden
John Clare
John Clare

Dariush is awesome. That judge who scored for the other guy should get an ear full.

16 dagen geleden
EFC COYB NSNO
EFC COYB NSNO

Can someone tell me what card he fought on ? I missed the fight and I live watching this guy as it always turns into a brawl. Was he on the Usman card?

16 dagen geleden
Ben Macwhinnie
Ben Macwhinnie

would lovee to see Dariush vs hooker or RDA

16 dagen geleden
Swan 1000
Swan 1000

Underated fighter with SEVERAL solid ws. One the dark horses of the division.

16 dagen geleden
bidoof12
bidoof12

🐐

17 dagen geleden
it's rawwwww you donkey!!
it's rawwwww you donkey!!

he finished drew dober who is super underrated in the lw dv

17 dagen geleden
Tzar Simeon
Tzar Simeon

Beneil got almost full white hair in a few weeks, because he lost his unborn child...now he and his wife are expecting a 2nd one. All the best for him and his family !

17 dagen geleden
Ivan Raimi
Ivan Raimi

These two are studs with great hairlines

17 dagen geleden
lcglazer
lcglazer

22:16 Beneil was referring to This Well: "Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” (John 4:13-14) Preach it Bro!

17 dagen geleden
Aniket Chauhan
Aniket Chauhan

which fighter he talked about that has most potential?

17 dagen geleden
Elias Bogdo
Elias Bogdo

Rafael Dos Anjos, maybe? I was confused as well

16 dagen geleden
4saken Reaper
4saken Reaper

Beniel is awesome

17 dagen geleden
CUBAZA
CUBAZA

This guy acc high level lightweight

17 dagen geleden
leo schnappauf
leo schnappauf

He should fight Paul Felder

17 dagen geleden
germvargas
germvargas

Beneil's fight vs Ferreira was mad. It looked like he was putting himself in crazy jiujitsu scrambles for fun and to prove a point! Dariush vs Oliveira would be mental!

17 dagen geleden
KoreanBritish
KoreanBritish

No offense but dood is from Iran. He could be 42

17 dagen geleden
Skoal91
Skoal91

Ferguson is washed

17 dagen geleden
Jairo Ochoa
Jairo Ochoa

Give him Charles Olivera

17 dagen geleden
Tokiee.
Tokiee.

Love this bloke

17 dagen geleden
Pedro W
Pedro W

Rda

17 dagen geleden
KennethPlays
KennethPlays

Dariush vs Ferguson or Feldor?

17 dagen geleden
Steve Lim
Steve Lim

12:09 “I had a bunch of dudes just to get beat up by. If you don’t have that, I don’t know if you’re gonna get far.” He criticizes Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway for not doing hard sparring, but Tony Ferguson won the interim championship and Max Holloway won the championship. Ferguson and Holloway have gotten far.

17 dagen geleden
Skoal91
Skoal91

I agree with Beneil the rankings are a fake thing made up by UFC for casuals. They don't mean anything and the UFC can remove people whenever they want from them. They should use this tactic to force the guys to take fights. They pulled Edwards from the rankings and then re-inserted him once he took the Chimaev fight lol. UFC can do whatever they want and the rankings are a joke.

17 dagen geleden
Joshua VanVleet
Joshua VanVleet

So many fighters in this organization to root for.

17 dagen geleden
Tyler Hussin
Tyler Hussin

I always love watching Dariush fight!

17 dagen geleden
Bruce Hood
Bruce Hood

I would love to see him fight Chandler

17 dagen geleden
A H
A H

very likeable

17 dagen geleden
Logi Tech
Logi Tech

He has some good fights. Cant wait until he fights again.

17 dagen geleden
Aditya M.
Aditya M.

Beneil and Tony

17 dagen geleden
Blitzkrieg
Blitzkrieg

Oliveira went from underrated to overrated in one performance. Dariush beats him 4 times out of 5.

17 dagen geleden
Aea P
Aea P

Easy work for Darisuh

16 dagen geleden
riseofazrael
riseofazrael

Dariush is on a 6 fight win streak (2 KO, 2 Subs, 2 Dec). He has earned a top 5 opponent, they should do Dariush vs. Ferguson.

17 dagen geleden
justin carter
justin carter

Well this is professional prize fighting and a business and as good as beneil is they have zero reason to fight you

17 dagen geleden
Vargas722
Vargas722

I hope we see him again soon

17 dagen geleden
July G
July G

A true Warrior

17 dagen geleden
Mitch Mac
Mitch Mac

We only spar 100% once a week... thats a fight Beniel, so.. bad rap deserved

17 dagen geleden
Treavor Walton
Treavor Walton

He's a tough and talented guy, but every time I watch him fight he seems to get tired quite fast. If his cardio catches up to his talent then maybe he can be a top 7 guy, but right now I don't think he beats any of the top guys unless he takes them out in the first round.

17 dagen geleden
David Vega
David Vega

Beneil is a fighter like an a real fighter

17 dagen geleden
thundabird
thundabird

WAR BENEIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 dagen geleden
Eric
Eric

LOVE Beneil! 💪🙏

17 dagen geleden
Nigalas Cage
Nigalas Cage

Why would Chanlder, Poirier, Charles, Gaethje or Tony ever give him a chance when they could rather just face each other? They're higher ranked AND have much bigger names. I'm not even gonna listen to him pretend that Conor's an option when Dariush only has 15k followers on Twitter. Like it or not that matters. Plus, who is Beneil's biggest win? James Vick? LOL Carlos Ferreira? Another guy with a very small following? The guy got starched by Alexander Hernandez. Sure, it was a while ago but he's never gonna be a champion. Let's be real. At best he might get matched up with Dan or Paul because they're both coming off 2 losses. Tony is too but I doubt he'd even get that match up. Perhaps, he might but it's a stretch. You can't blame the UFC for not getting behind that idea of giving Beneil Dariush one of these matchups.

17 dagen geleden
Dragon Ball Z Uploads and More
Dragon Ball Z Uploads and More

Let's be honest he'd get beat badly by an of the top 5

17 dagen geleden
Intellectual Black King
Intellectual Black King

Everyone’s time will come. I like Dariush but he’s literally in Oliveiras position a couple fights ago it took him 8 to get a big fight. Dariush is good so he can definitely get it but he just needs to stay focus and keep doing what he’s doing

17 dagen geleden
Rick Ferrey
Rick Ferrey

Dude is a class act and BMF. I’d like to see him fight some of the top guys. Ferguson and Oliviera come to mind.

17 dagen geleden
eb
eb

beneil vs rda is a perfect fight i bet theyll make that one next

17 dagen geleden
Naza Azmi
Naza Azmi

Starting to like this guy. Hopefully can see him fight more in future.

17 dagen geleden
Jackson Baker
Jackson Baker

awesome interview 🙏

17 dagen geleden
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood

I hope he doesnt think he can just walk everyone down he does need some adjustments too

17 dagen geleden
Robert Baez
Robert Baez

I would love to see him and Chandler fight, thats a great match up

17 dagen geleden
NJ M
NJ M

I like Dariush, but those knockout losses against Barboza and Hernandez really pushed him down in the rankings. Can't blame other guys for wanting to fight guys higher in the rankings

17 dagen geleden
yolo 1690
yolo 1690

Yip turning into boxing picking and choosing fights what happened to the best fighting the best

17 dagen geleden
Aidan Manthey
Aidan Manthey

Most underrated fighter in lightweight

17 dagen geleden
Kofi Asante
Kofi Asante

Seems like Dariush's only options are to wait for the top 6 fighters to fight and let that sort itself out. Or try to get a fight against hooker or RDA.

17 dagen geleden
Bread
Bread

Gives that man Tony! Fight of the middle aged men

17 dagen geleden
The Bringer of Salt
The Bringer of Salt

He's 31

14 dagen geleden
KingGhidorah
KingGhidorah

I got this dude in UFC 3 in one of those stupid card packs, so then I watched him on fightpass and became a huuuuge fan. This dude is so much fun to watch.

17 dagen geleden
aaronjcodona
aaronjcodona

he’s a great fighter man

17 dagen geleden
VallieNJ
VallieNJ

one of my favorite fighters in the roster dudes so humble give this man a big opponent he deserves it for sure his work in the octagon and out is what makes him so great

17 dagen geleden
J
J

Iron sharpens shins beneil

17 dagen geleden
Maruf Javed
Maruf Javed

Cavemen energy

17 dagen geleden
Zoki Laki
Zoki Laki

Great dude, as far as competing with the best my only concern is his stand up.He gets hit a lot and seems to leave his chin up there to be hurt.But other then that great fighter.

17 dagen geleden
waxing gibbous
waxing gibbous

All these fighters becoming spoiled divas, its getting annoying 😒

17 dagen geleden
1.4142
1.4142

olives eira

17 dagen geleden
5ifth
5ifth

Beneil “Nathan Drake” Dariush

17 dagen geleden
1.4142
1.4142

him against gaugee for the title khabob didn't relinquish yet

17 dagen geleden
Shaquille Oatmeal
Shaquille Oatmeal

Tony signed to fight for the Undisputed title twice. First time he got injured, second time he decided to fight for the interim title instead of being patient and waiting for Russia to let the eagle fly

17 dagen geleden
Phil O Sophia
Phil O Sophia

Great insight and info! Thank You Brett and Beneil for your time and thoughts! -Peace & Love

17 dagen geleden
Rob Hein
Rob Hein

Man has the right mindset. Beneil is a warrior!

17 dagen geleden
Nawaz Shah
Nawaz Shah

I respect every fighter how they show love to there manager ali abdelaziz

17 dagen geleden
Nawaz Shah
Nawaz Shah

Beniel is very soft spoken man 👨👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

17 dagen geleden
Kev G
Kev G

8:23 Ali definitely taking credit for it now

17 dagen geleden
Lil Tilt
Lil Tilt

Brett that interview with Frankie was so bad. One of the best to ever do it and a fan favorite deserved a lot better than what you gave.

17 dagen geleden
Kev G
Kev G

Imagine giving a Beniel Dariush interview a 👎 Sad to think there’s that many horrible ppl in the world

17 dagen geleden
Wardach
Wardach

I like this guy

17 dagen geleden
P Manny
P Manny

Beneil is a very dangerous fight for anyone in the top 5 to me. I’d like to see vs Hooker or Felder.

17 dagen geleden
TheControlStick1
TheControlStick1

Dariush seems like a great guy and always puts on amazing fights. Rooting for this dude!

17 dagen geleden

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