The co-main event of tomorrow night’s UFC Argentina (UFC Fight Night 140) will feature Ricardo Lamas taking on Darren Elkins in a contest that may very well determine which of the two will remain in the rankings, with both men on the brink of falling off the list, with Lamas ranked #13, Elkins #14. Going into the contest, Lamas is aware of the danger that awaits (Via MMA Junkie):
“I think it’s a dangerous matchup,” Lamas told reporters during media day. “Darren is a great guy; I know him. We trained together in the past, so it’s going to be a great fight for everybody to watch.”
What perhaps motivates Ricardo Lamas most is the recent speed bumps he has had leading into tomorrow’s event, with back-to-back losses to Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic:
“It is motivating me to train even harder for this camp,” Lamas said regarding the losses. “I know that those last two fights I could have performed much better than I did, so it is motivating me to train harder and to really perform this time. I fixed a lot of things that needed to be fixed. I think you’ll see a lot of improvements in my standup, my ground game, everything together.
“Every loss is a part of a journey. I don’t see it as a setback; it’s just a part of my story. I just continue to move forward no matter what. The wins and the losses just come and go. You just need to learn to move forward.”
Do you believe Ricardo Lamas will bounce back from his two-fight losing streak with a victory over Darren Elkins at UFC Argentina?