Despite an eight-fight winning streak, Beneil
Dariush
still feels overlooked when it comes to the lightweight
title picture.

The Kings MMA product earned a significant triumph at
UFC 280
over the weekend, taking a hard-fought unanimous
decision over Mateusz
Gamrot
, a former KSW champion who entered the matchup on a
four-bout winning streak within the Las Vegas-based promotion. Even
with the latest addition to his growing resume, it appears the UFC
is leaning toward booking a lightweight championship clash between
Islam
Makhachev
and Alexander
Volkanovski
.

“Remember when I told you I still don’t think people are going to
take me serious after this? We’re still exactly where we were
before, nothing’s changed,” Dariush told Submission Radio.
“Does it sound like I’m getting a title shot? I don’t think so.

“Maybe I’m getting some extra credit here and there from people. I
think still no title shot. If anything, people are probably like,
‘Maybe Gamrot isn’t as good as we thought.’ Obviously he’s a stud.
That’s just the way it goes for me.”

The promotion’s plans became apparent on Saturday when Volkanovski
entered the cage to face off with Makhachev after the Dagestani
defeated Charles
Oliveira
to claim 155-pound gold in the UFC 280 headliner.

“It was a bummer,” Dariush said. “It sucks. I figured I put on a
good show, maybe this was enough to maybe tip the scale back in my
favor, but I guess not. Which is whatever.”

While Dariush didn’t seem overly concerned with a title shot in the
immediate aftermath of his triumph against Gamrot, the reality is
he would like a little more clarity regarding his status.

“I did want to speak with Dana [White] and Hunter [Campbell], so
I’m hoping I can maybe set up a meeting with them next week or
something and get it figured out like that,” Dariush said. “Because
I really do want know where I stand.”





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