Daniel Sarafian Doesn’t Consider His Fight with Cezar Ferreira as the True Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Final
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.31.2013
Sarafian had to bow out of the original finals due to injury…
UFC middleweight fighter Daniel Sarafian recently spoke about his upcoming fight with Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 32. The fight was originally scheduled as the original final for the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Sarafian ultimately had to bow out of the fight due to injury. Below are some highlights:
Sarafian on his new bout with Ferreira not being a final: "It's not a final. The final is part of the past. We just have to look to the future now. This is a fight against 'Mutante.' It's no longer a finale…I do consider that he deserved it. He won it. He is the champion because he got to the final. Unfortunately, I couldn't fight there. He did it. He deserved it. It's not his fault that I couldn't be there."
Sarafian on thinking of eventually getting a chance to fight Ferreira: "It's not something that I've always been thinking about, wondering if it's going to happen. It's always been in the back of my mind. It's not something I've forgotten. I knew it was going to happen one day, but it's not something that controls me and dominates what I'm going to do or whatever. But it's always been in the back of my mind."
Sarafian on wanting to put on good show: "I always think of this as a step-by-step process, where I need to climb. Obviously a victory is much more important because that helps you take a step forward and upward, but I think the most important thing is to make a good show for the crowd. If the crowd is happy, that obviously makes management happy, and that's the way I see it. I think we have to go out there and give a good show and make the crowd happy. Obviously a victory is better, but sometimes we have to remember that winning and losing isn't always in our hands. This is MMA, and anything can happen, but we need to try and put on a good show."