Arman Tsarukyan is prepared to join the top of the lightweight class in the UFC.
It's no secret that the 155-pound weight class in MMA is the most talented in the world. The upcoming generation of mainstays, including fighters like the 26-year-old Tsarukyan, are poised to realise their full potential.
Tsarukyan's most recent contest included an unexpected opponent in unranked Brazilian prospect Joaquim Silva. With the exception of a brief scare, the battle was clearly in favour of Tsarukyan, who eventually stopped his opponent in round three with ground-and-pound shots. Before defeating Silva, Tsarukyan had already shown interest in a high-profile matchup. Now facing Beneil Dariush, a seasoned 155-pound elite, he hopes to make it three wins in a row.
“I think they’re working on it,” Tsarukyan told Submission Radio. “I don’t have exact information but he wants to fight at the end of this year and I want to fight and I just see me and Dariush can fight. I think that fight [is] gonna happen.
“Dariush in the top 15 is the nicest guy, he’s the humble guy. I know him personally and we trained once together. I know him. He’s [such a] good guy but this is sport and he wants to fight with everybody [like] me. I know he’ll take that fight with me because for him it makes sense because he lost his last fight.”