Dennis Buzukja Questioned Whether He Belonged In UFC

Atlantic City – UFC featherweight Dennis Buzukja scored an important victory over Connor Matthews at UFC Atlantic City on Saturday night, and it came at a crucial time in his career.

“If there was ever a win to feel good for it was this one. I was down 2 in the UFC, had a long road to get here, dropped the first one short notice, and then second one just a horrible night in my hometown of New York,” Buzukja told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.

“Battled a lot of demons the last few months just with myself and with people. Kind of losing belief.”

Buzukja (12-4) detailed a tough time the last few months in which he questioned whether or not he belonged in the professional fight game.

“Thinking man is this for me? Am I following the right path? I trusted God, I’ve got a great team, great people around me. God is on my side always man and I believe that. This…this was a really important win for me,” he said.

“I’m so happy to have earned it against a really tough guy.”

Now back in the win column, and his self-belief intact, Buzukja knows he belongs.

“I felt free going in there. I don’t know if you saw me, but I was singing to my walkout song. I felt at home. I felt like this place is mine. This cage is mine. I belong here,” he said.

“I told myself that and I believed in that. There’s two things in this world. It’s patience and belief in yourself, and you have those two things. As long as you keep going then really nothing can stop you.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Dennis Buzukja above.