UFC light-weight Davi Ramos shed back-to-again fights in Abu Dhabi and is now taking purpose at veterans and well-liked 155-pounders with uneven records as he makes an attempt to return to the successful column.
A many-time jiu-jitsu winner and ADCC gold medalist, Ramos is just one of the most decorated grapplers in the lightweight class, and he miracles if that is why it’s been so tricky to locate an opponent. Out of action considering that July, he’s made the decision to call out Al Iaquinta, Kevin Lee, and Jim Miller.
“Al Iaquinta, gentleman, he’s seriously challenging, has wonderful boxing, and I definitely want to test my boxing,” Ramos explained in an job interview with MMA Combating. “I’ve experienced a lot of fights in the UFC, and they constantly finish up touching and then working, touching and managing, and I really do not assume Al Iaquinta would operate away from me. He would occur in and give me an opportunity to showcase my putting.”
Iaquinta dropped conclusions to Donald Cerrone and Dan Hooker in 2019 immediately after acquiring his hand raised against Kevin Lee, which marked his sole victory given that dropping a small-detect clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“He showed an exceptional takedown defense in his combat towards Khabib, he took the fight on quick see,” Ramos reported. “But I’m certain he would have no prospect against me if I get him down.”
Ramos has no regard in any respect for Lee’s ability set. “The Motown Phenom” is 2-3 considering the fact that getting rid of an interim title struggle with Tony Ferguson in 2017, with massive wins more than Edson Barboza and Gregor Gillespie contrasted by defeats to Iaquinta, Rafael dos Anjos and Charles Oliveira.
“I see almost nothing in his game, I really don’t even know why he’s in the prime-15,” Ramos stated. “That’s the truth. I see myself beating him in each factor of the game, and which is why I want this combat. He’s a wrestler, he has some putting, and I imagine he would run throughout the full cage to run away from me, frightened of my jiu-jitsu, but I want to set my fingers on him and finish this fight, on the ft or on the ground. I see myself beating him almost everywhere.”
Miller, a veteran of 21 wins in 36 octagon appearances, is a matchup Ramos isn’t genuinely persuaded could be booked appropriate now, but he’s calling for it anyway because he sees the experienced lightweight as a huge check.
“[I also want to fight] Jim Miller simply because he has wonderful jiu-jitsu,” Ramos reported. “He just fought Charles Oliveira and acquired submitted, so I’m guaranteed it is tricky for him to accept a struggle with me. He’s extremely seasoned, he’s in the UFC for so many a long time, and would be a great examination for me.”
The 37-year-previous Miller competed 5 situations given that shedding in 75 seconds to “do Bronx” in December 2018, likely 3-2 with wins in excess of Jason Gonzalez, Clay Guida and Roosevelt Roberts. In his most modern visual appeal, Miller missing a selection to Vinc Pichel.
“Fighting [Miller] would be a terrific pleasure for me,” Ramos explained. “Especially if he accepts to go to the ground with me, correct?”