UFC light-weight Davi Ramos lost support-to-support fights in Abu Dhabi and is now taking aim at veterans and new 155-pounders with uneven data as he makes an are trying to return to the winning column.
A a couple of-time jiu-jitsu champion and ADCC gold medalist, Ramos is regarded as one of the most most decorated grapplers within the light-weight class, and he wonders if that’s why it’s been so onerous to search out an opponent. Out of slip since July, he’s determined to call out Al Iaquinta, Kevin Lee, and Jim Miller.
“Al Iaquinta, man, he’s in actuality sophisticated, has huge boxing, and I in actuality are seeking to test my boxing,” Ramos mentioned in an interview with MMA Stopping. “I’ve had many fights within the UFC, and as well they always end up touching and then working, touching and working, and I don’t judge Al Iaquinta would lunge a long way from me. He would near in and offers me an opportunity to showcase my placing.”
Iaquinta dropped decisions to Donald Cerrone and Dan Hooker in 2019 after getting his hand raised against Kevin Lee, which marked his sole victory since shedding a short-look clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“He confirmed an honest takedown protection in his fight against Khabib, he took the fight on short look,” Ramos mentioned. “However I’m particular he would set apart no longer need any likelihood against me if I rob him down.”
Ramos has no recognize in anyway for Lee’s talent arena. “The Motown Phenom” is 2-3 since shedding an period in-between title fight with Tony Ferguson in 2017, with huge wins over Edson Barboza and Gregor Gillespie contrasted by defeats to Iaquinta, Rafael dos Anjos and Charles Oliveira.
“I look nothing in his game, I don’t even know why he’s within the tip-15,” Ramos mentioned. “That’s the actuality. I look myself beating him in each facet of the game, and that’s why I favor this fight. He’s a wrestler, he has some placing, and I judge he would lunge throughout the complete cage to lunge a long way from me, petrified of my jiu-jitsu, but I are seeking to set my fingers on him and end this fight, on the toes or on the bottom. I look myself beating him in every single set.”
Miller, a broken-down of 21 wins in 36 octagon appearances, is a matchup Ramos isn’t in actuality convinced is doubtless to be booked gorgeous now, but he’s calling for it anyway since he sees the experienced light-weight as a huge test.
“[I also want to fight] Jim Miller on yarn of he has huge jiu-jitsu,” Ramos mentioned. “He factual fought Charles Oliveira and got submitted, so I’m particular it’s onerous for him to simply secure a fight with me. He’s very experienced, he’s within the UFC for so decades, and will most definitely be a huge test for me.”
The 37-year-outmoded Miller competed 5 cases since shedding in 75 seconds to “end Bronx” in December 2018, going 3-2 with wins over Jason Gonzalez, Clay Guida and Roosevelt Roberts. In his most most contemporary look, Miller lost a resolution to Vinc Pichel.
“Stopping [Miller] will most definitely be a huge pleasure for me,” Ramos mentioned. “In particular if he accepts to creep to the bottom with me, gorgeous?”