Back on Track, Dhiego Lima Says Opponent Has ‘No Chance’ at MFC 34


“Everything went wrong, really,” said MFC welterweight title contender Dhiego Lima of his unanimous decision loss to Nathan Coy in May.

“My timing was really off and to fight a guy who’s good at wrestling, you need a full camp and need to bring in wrestlers, and I didn’t have that. He took me pretty much off my whole game. I couldn’t strike or really do anything because of that.”

For Lima it was a late change of opponent that could be most to blame for what is the first pro loss of his young career.

“I was supposed to fight a striker (in Bruno Carvalho), but he backed out the week before the fight,” said Lima. “We were prepared for a striker, so he caught me completely off guard. It was just a bad night for me.”

Not one to dwell on the past, Lima told MMAWeekly.com that he’s already moved on.

“It really doesn’t matter, I lost, and losing is not anything to me,” he said. “I hate losing of course, but it just brings me up – I go forward and don’t look back and I train even harder. God has a plan and I stick to it. I believe it’s just better things to come.”

Lima will get a chance to rebound at MFC 34 on Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in a feature bout on AXS TV against Nick Hinchliffe. It’s a bout that Lima feels he’s going to look completely different in when compared to his last bout.

“It’s not going to be a crazy fight. It’s going to be a very technical fight, but we’re still going to bang it out – I know it,” said Lima.

“This fight is a whole new beginning for me. I’m looking at it like I’m starting fresh right now. I’ve had a full camp, training full time with a nutritionist, and it’s been an amazing experience. Nick has no chance. I’m sorry, but I’m too well prepared and I’m going to win this fight big.”

When asked if a rematch with Coy is his main priority after this bout, Lima replied, “I just want to win fights; if they want to give me a title shot, great; but if not, I don’t mind.

“I’m starting fresh and I want to test out my new skills and just want to let loose. I want to learn how to fight like I train. If I do that, I’ll be unstoppable. That’s my main focus right now, winning fights, taking what’s in front of me and not even thinking after that. I just want to fight and keep winning.”

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