SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (L-R) Daniel Pineda secures a triangle choke submission hold against Mackens Semerzier during the UFC on FX event at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.
"He (Semerzier) is a tough guy you know? He gets rocked and he keeps on going. When I rocked him, I knew I had to keep on going after him. No sir I do not like decisions. I only have one and I lost and ill never go to it again. I'm going to get knocked out or I'm going to knock them out, one of the two. That is how I see it. Submissions are good to right, that's how you start of a fight with a good show."
Fast rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Daniel Pineda tells UFC.com that is the motto he lives his mixed martial arts (MMA) career by. Pineda not only talks the talk, but he walks the walk too. All of his 17 victories have come either by submission or (technical) knock out. The only time Pineda went the distance, the judges didn't see it his way and awarded his opponent, Roberta Vargas, the nod back in 2009 at Bellator 8. Pineda upped his win streak to seven and followed up his impressive UFC debut victory at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller" over Pat Schilling, with an even better outing last night (March 2, 2012) at UFC on FX 2: "Alves vs. Kampmann" against Mackens Semerzier. "The Pit" displayed his impressive submission skills as he trapped "The Menace" in a tight triangle and quickly transitioned to an armbar that forced the tap. In a division that could use as much talent as possible, the 145-pound weight class may have just found its new star. Anyone think Pineda has what it takes to make some noise at featherweight? One thing is certain, his "kill or be killed" attitude will definitely make him a fan favorite.