Chris DaukausAfter a great start to his new career in fighting, he found himself on the wrong side of two knockouts. The ex-cop has been honest about facing back-to-back defeats in his last two UFC fights.
After his spectacular debut in the UFC, Chris Daukauas was expected to do wonders in his toughest fight against a former title contender. Derrick Lewis. Hailing from Pennsylvania, he brutally suffered his first defeat at the hands of the “Black Beast” in 2021. After his defeat, he hoped to come back with a victory to face another brutal KO against Curtis Blaydes earlier this year.
Daukaus, a former cop, was defenseless at the press conference and talked about how those two defeats felt. “After losing, I wanted to kill myself for the first month and a half because that’s too bad.” said Daukaus UFC 282 media day “Everybody tells me how awful I am and everybody fucks you because that’s what people do. You are only as good as your last fight.” Daukaus added it.
MMA fans can be very tough on fighters at times, and the recent treatment of the 11th-ranked heavyweight has clearly taken a toll on his sanity. The Daukuas are ready to accept their losses, have finally overcome them and are looking to return to the winning column. While Chris jokes about changing careers, in reality he doesn’t regret his decision to become a full-time MMA fighter. Daukaus also explained that he will not change anything in the world with how his life has been shaped.
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Who is Chris Daukaus up against at UFC 282?
Despite losing his skating, Chris Daukaus will face one of the best heavyweight contenders in the world. The #11 heavyweight will face another knockout artist at UFC 282 at Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be another tough test for Chris to contend with.
This is the last PPV event of 2022 and Daukuas and Jairzinho will also try to finish this year with an incredible victory. Both fighters inflict losses on their previous opponents. Daukuas is currently 12-5 in his professional MMA career. His start in the UFC was incredible with a four-game winning streak until his fight against Lewis. Chris Daukaus holds a lot of promise in the octagon, and his fight against Rozenstruik will no doubt be an incredible scrap.
A win over Jairzinho will keep the Pennsylvania fighter in the mix for the division’s best flight, and he’ll be just a few promising wins away from his goal of fighting for UFC gold.