Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Dennis Bermudez has been setting the 145-pound division on fire, racking up six straight wins, including a technical knockout victory over Jim Hettes at the UFC 171 pay-per-view (PPV) last March.
And nobody seems to give a shit.
Probably because they're too starstruck by Irish sensation Conor McGregor, who dazzled Fight Pass fans last Saturday (July 19, 2014) in Dublin by stopping Diego Brandao in the first frame (watch it). The victory marked his third straight -- as well as his second finish -- and according to Bermudez (via Submission Radio), he's slightly jealous.
"I really don't care what he's doing. He can run his mouth all he wants, and I actually, my hat slightly goes off to him to be able to created the buzz that he's created around himself. I'm almost slightly jealous, you know. I'm on a six-fight win streak and no one's talking about me and this guy has two fights in the UFC and hundreds of thousands of followers you know, just because he talks a crazy game, but that's not why I got into fighting. I didn't get into fighting to, you know have a WWE performance, I got into fighting to beat people up and really show my dominance."
Bermudez has a chance to make good on his promise this weekend.
"The Menace" (13-3) throws hands opposite Clay Guida at the upcoming UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014 (results). Sawing through "The Carpenter" -- even without a boatload of trash talk -- should be enough to get Bermudez into "the mix."
Unless McGregor beats him to the punch (literally).