The former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje is undoubtedly a great fighter inside the octagon but he is also a great human being. After beating Tony Ferguson at UFC 262, Beneil Dariush revealed how Gaethje had helped him regain his confidence by letting the Assyrian-American beat him up for two rounds in sparring.
Beneil Dariush reveals the details of the sparring session with Justin Gaethje
Dariush went through a rough patch during his career after suffering defeats at the hands of Edson Barboza and Alex Hernandez. In between these two losses, he reached a stalemate against Evan Dunham. At the UFC 262 post-fight press conference, Dariush explained how Gaethje helped bolster his confidence. Conor McGregor ‘Out of Shape’ In Sad Drug Video
“When I was on my slump, when I was struggling. I was going to fight Thiago Moises. I hadn’t won in two years. He (Gaethje) lets us into his gym to train…He jumps in and he let me beat him up. He literally just let me beat him up for a whole ten minutes. He didn’t need to do that. I know he is better than that…So, just to help me build my confidence, he did that for me,” said Beneil Dariush.
Since then, Beneil Dariush and Justin Gaethje have been great friends.