UFC Argentina: Ricardo Lamas Says a Much Improved Version is Ready For Darren Elkins
By FCF Staff
After dropping back-to-back bouts to Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic, Ricardo Lamas is reporting that a much improved version of himself will take on Darren Elkins tomorrow night.
The featherweights are going to battle at the UFC’s latest Fight Night card, which will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bout will mark the first time Lamas has fought since he dropped a split decision to Bektic this past June. Prior to that, in December, 2017, Lamas was knocked out by Emmett.
While speaking in advance of tomorrow’s match-up, the longtime contender had this to say about his recent losses and his preparation for Elkins (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“It is motivating me to train even harder for this camp,” Lamas said. “I know that those last two fights I could have performed much better than I did, so it is motivating me to train harder and to really perform this time. I fixed a lot of things that needed to be fixed. I think you’ll see a lot of improvements in my standup, my ground game, everything together.
“Every loss is a part of a journey. I don’t see it as a setback; it’s just a part of my story. I just continue to move forward no matter what. The wins and the losses just come and go. You just need to learn to move forward.”
The 36-year-old Lamas currently holds a record of 18-7. The 34-year-old Elkins (24-6) is coming off a decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski, which snapped a six-fight winning streak.