It’s good to know that despite a losing effort, a gutsy performance is noticed by your boss. Ilir Latifi made that gutsy effort last week when he took a fight with Gegard Mousasi, a guy who everyone has believed for years to be a top contender. latifi cut the weight on short notice, proceeded through the muddy waters of marketing the fight while weight-cutting and then plodded forward against Gegard and his brutal jabs even as his face was covered in his own blood.
In short: Latifi earned another shot inside the Octagon. This is what Dana White said:
“Latifi comes in on four days notice, cuts the weight and takes on Gegard Mousasi, who is 33-3, while he is just 8-2,” ”But, he stays in there for three rounds against him … again, much respect to the guys in the main event.”
Dana was asked then if Latifi would have another fight in the Octagon, and White replied “Absolutely.”
It’s a cool situation for a guy who put it all out on the line for his shot. We hope Latifi can get a full...