No. 6 UFC lightweight Rafael Fiziev is not averse to a title shot if he beats Justin Gaethje, but he won’t be upset if he gets beaten by the winner of the Charles Oliveira-Benil Dariush fight in the Candidates race.
“Let’s see how I beat him – if it’s a perfect performance that everyone likes and creates a lot of hype, I want to fight for the title,” Ataman said in an interview with Submission Radio. “If I beat Gaethje, I will be in a good position. If Oliveira beats Dariush, he could be given a title shot – he deserves it. And if Dariusz wins, he will deserve it 150%. If Benil wins I don’t want to stand in his way because his title shot will be truly deserved. I can wait. If after beating Justin I get a title shot, I’ll be happy. If they let another guy fight for the title, I’ll be happy too, because I’ll still be in a good position.”
In the upcoming fight with the American, nicknamed “Highlight”, Fiziev plans to show a real master class.
“I want to play with him, show him a master class. That’s what I want to do. I’ll show him what a real highlight is.”
Recall that the fight between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev will be the second most important event of the UFC 286 tournament, which will take place on March 18 in London, and Charles Oliveira and Benil Dariush will share the octagon on May 6 at UFC 288.