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Drew Dober proscribing ideas of breaking Dustin Poirier’s KO document at UFC on ESPN 59

Drew Dober admits a pursuit of the UFC lightweight knockout record has been a disservice to him in the past, so he’s taking some key lessons into Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 59 matchup with Jean Silva. Dober (27-13 MMA, 13-9 UFC) enters his showdown with Silva (13-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a tie with Dustin

Drew Dober proscribing ideas of breaking Dustin Poirier’s KO document at UFC on ESPN 59


Drew Dober admits a pursuit of the UFC light-weight knockout document has been a disservice to him prior to now, so he’s taking some key classes into Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 59 matchup with Jean Silva.

Dober (27-13 MMA, 13-9 UFC) enters his showdown with Silva (13-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a tie with Dustin Poirier for many knockout wins in divisional historical past at 9. He’s had sole possession of the document earlier than, however him and “The Diamond” have juggled it back-and-forth over time.

Given Silva is a hard-hitting striker himself, there needs to be probabilities for Dober to complete the battle on the ft. His motivation to do this is self-serving within the objective of victory, nevertheless, and to not take again the document for himself, as a result of he’s gone down that street earlier than with unfavourable penalties.

“The factor is I acquired that document not even serious about,” Dober advised MMA Junkie on Tuesday. “I believe the second I began serious about it, my performances form of dipped. So no, I’ve stopped serious about it. Knockout document is nice – we’re additionally tied for the guillotine document (at zero).”

Greater than any document, Dober is solely grateful for the possibility to compete at UFC on ESPN 59, which takes place at Ball Enviornment in Denver (ESPN, ESPN+). As a Colorado resident, Dober stated he wanted to be on this card whatever the circumstances.

Dober, 35, proved that after he went by way of a number of opponent modifications and wished to remain on the lineup, even when it meant accepting a reputation like Silva, who’s shifting up from featherweight and making a quick turnaround from his knockout of Charles Jourdain at UFC 303 on June 29.

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“I wished to battle on July 13 in Denver, Colorado, towards anyone,” Dober stated. “I truthfully didn’t care. The tough half is I really feel I’m all danger and no reward proper now. I’ve the knockout document, and I’m not a ranked opponent proper now. I can perceive the hesitation (from different fighters), however Jean Silva, he’s a gangster and he accepted it.”

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC on ESPN 59.

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