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UFC FN 92: Dennis Bermudez Avoided “Dark Place”, Has Moved on From Consecutive Defeats

Kelsey Mowatt

Dennis Bermudez

After having his title shot run setback by consecutive losses to Ricardo Lamas and Jeremy Stephens, it sounds like Dennis Bermudez is ready to climb the ranks once again.

This time two years ago, Bermudez wasn’t long removed from a win over Clay Guida, which was the TUF vet’s seventh in a row. At the time, many believed “The Menace” could be booked for a title fight soon.

But, Bermudez was submitted by Lamas a few months later, and then last July, he was taken out by Stephens. The featherweight contender got back on track this past February, by earning a  UD win over rugged vet, Tatsuya Kawajiri.

Well, recently Bermudez spoke with UFC.com, in advance of his bout tonight with Rony “Jason”. While discussing the consecutive losses, the powerful wrestler stated:

“I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong losing those two fights,” Bermudez said. “The only thing I could think of is that I made a mistake and got caught. Prior to those losses, I felt like I was doing really, really good, and then everything changed in a moment’s time. If I really dwelled on it and thought about it, I could drive myself into a deep, dark place, and it could be bad. But it’s over, it’s done with, you gotta move on and move forward. It happens. This sport can make you the happiest man on the planet or the saddest. It’s a very unforgiving sport.”

Yes, indeed. Unlike other combat sports, there are just so many ways to lose in MMA. Any mistake can cost you.

It will be interesting to see what goes down tonight. Bermudez – “Jason” has the potential to be fantastic, as does the headliner between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres. The aforementioned Kawajiri will take on Cub Swanson, which is also a compelling, featherweight scrap.

UFC FN 92 will be hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah.

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