UFC 301: Drakkar Klose Feels Fights Need Storylines, Dariush Rematch Has That

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Lightweight Drakkar Klose earned is fourth straight win on Saturday care of a unanimous decision against Brazilian Joaquim Silva.

Winning on the scorecards in Brazil is never an easy task, with an often hostile local crowd serenading visiting fighters with jeers, boos, and worse. Klose managed to shine, in two rounds at least, and had callouts ready to go on the mic after, mainly geared towards Beneil Dariush and Jalin Turner.

“Beneil, he has a win, he beat me. I would love to get that back,” Michigan’s Klose (15-2-1) said following the bout. “And Turner, I just don’t believe he deserves to be in that top 15. He hasn’t beat anyone really, and he’s ranked in the top 15.”

Later, Klose expanded on comments he’d made pre-fight about the UFC becoming more akin to the WWE with storylines, telling Cageside Press that callouts were part of that.

“You kind of have to [call someone out],” Klose suggested. “They have to have a storyline. I think me and Beneil, we have a storyline. He beat me, it was a great fight. I’m on a four-fight win streak, he’s lost a couple, let me fight him and take his number.”

Dariush, who was recently named recipient of this year’s Forrest Griffin Community Award for his charitable endeavors, does not currently have a fight booked.

Drakkar Klose, meanwhile, is now 2-0 with his son choosing his walkout track. “Yeah, he chose DMX, X Goin’ Give It to Ya,” Klose confirmed. And while he expressed a little doubt initially, he chose to rock with the track. “We’re 2-0 with it.”

Watch the full UFC 301 post-fight press conference appearance by Drakkar Klose above.