Laureano Staropoli is aware of there’s so much ridding on his subsequent UFC struggle.
The Argentinian enters Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 194 coming off three consecutive defeats. Staropoli (9-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is about to tackle Jamie Pickett, who’s winless in his two fights within the firm. Staropoli is aware of that he’s not in an excellent place, as a fourth consecutive loss may imply his final struggle within the UFC.
However, regardless of the scenario, Staropoli stays level-headed and decided to depart all of it within the cage to be able to get his and raised.
“This is a decisive fight for me,” Staropoli instructed MMA Junkie in Spanish. “I’m not taking it with the stress that it brings, however fairly the other. I’m very relaxed, very centered, and my head is 100%.
“We’re going to make an excellent struggle, and I’m going to depart my life in there. I’m going out to kill or be killed so we are able to proceed to be in there representing Argentina and proceed combating for the dream of getting the title.
“People might say, ‘You’re crazy. You’re coming off three defeats, and you’re still thinking about the the title instead of surviving in the company?’ But until the last day that I fight, I’m going to be thinking the same. I joined the UFC for that reason, and even though with everything that’s happened, I’m still with the head in the game, and nobody is going to take that away from me. I’m going to get there, and I will show it.”
Staropoli entered the UFC at 24 again in 2017. He had eight fights underneath his belt and put collectively a powerful begin within the group. Staropoli defeated Hector Aldana in his debut after which former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves within the following bout.
However, he since dropped resolution losses to Muslim Salikhov, Tim Means, and most lately Roman Dolidze.
Staropoli believes he didn’t have the appropriate stage of expertise in these defeats, and he wanted to mature. The Chute Boxe fighter feels he’s discovered a lot within the final couple of years and is grateful he underwent these experiences.
“I was maturing as a fighter,” Staropoli stated. “I entered the UFC with a 7-1 document. It’s not like I had nice expertise, so I needed to mature as a fighter inside the most important group of the world, going through the beasts that I needed to face.
“I’m a different fighter with a different mindset today because of all those things I experienced. I’m someone that learns a lot from their mistakes and from defeats. Even though these three defeats were extremely painful, I was able to reach a level of mindset and maturity that I didn’t have. If I didn’t go through what I did, maybe I wouldn’t be here telling you this. I needed to go through this. I view things differently now. Two years ago I didn’t. It’s a completely different landscape. I’m thankful for everything I went through.”