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Ricardo Lamas on Dennis Bermudez bout at UFC 180: I've already competed against better fighters

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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas doesn't sound too worried about fighting Dennis Bermudez at the upcoming UFC 180: "Werdum vs. Hunt" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 15 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Probably because "The Bully" (via Submission Radio) has already been there and done that, against better competition.

"You know I've faced some of the toughest guys in the division already. I beat Cub Swanson. He's ranked number two right now in the division. I've gone up against Jose Aldo and I went all five rounds with him. You know I feel like there isn't anything Dennis is gonna bring that I haven't seen yet or that I haven't competed against yet. I feel like I've competed against better strikers, I feel like I've competed against better grapplers. So for me this is just another opportunity to show my skills and show the world that I'm deserving of another title shot. With a win over Dennis Bermudez, I think this puts me right back in the talk, and maybe one or two more fights after that and I'd definitely be deserving of another title shot."

That door likely swings both ways.

While Lamas (14-3) has already been to the promised land, Bermudez (14-3) is still chasing the dream. And to his credit, "The Menace" has racked up seven straight wins. What he's missing, is that one big "name" that would propel him into a 145-pound title fight.

It's safe to say Lamas fits that bill.


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