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Beneil Dariush’s coach: Lengthy preventing absence as a result of repeated head trauma


Coach Rafael Cordeiro: Beneil Dariush suffered severe head trauma

Throughout a latest interview on the Trocação Franca podcast with MMA Preventing‘s Guilherme Cruz, Kings MMA head coach Rafael Cordeiro was requested about Dariush’s ongoing absence.

“Benny had a really tough yr final yr,” Cordeiro stated of Dariush. “He had two knockouts and three knockdowns. He was knocked down twice and knocked out as soon as within the fitness center, after which fought Charles and was TKO’d. Fought Arman subsequent and was knocked out. He had 5 conditions through the yr the place his head was damage. He’s a younger child, and it was a request I made for him to take a while.”

Cordeiro then additional emphasised that the prolonged hiatus wasn’t as a result of Dariush dropping confidence after back-to-back defeats.

“Let’s see the fights that make sense for him for the second he’s bodily recovered,” Cordeiro admitted on Dariush’s anticipated return. “I’m not speaking about confidence. He has confidence. It’s extra of a neurological factor. I would like him to fret about it for a second as a result of he was hit so much.”

Cordeiro then claimed that Dariush has no plans to retire and stays intent on bouncing again in his return. He additionally defined that Dariush is again to sparring after complaining of head ache after the loss to Tsarukyan.

Earlier than defeats to Tsarukyan and Oliveira, Dariush received eight fights in a row, together with dominant victories over Tony Ferguson and Mateusz Gamrot.

Cordeiro’s claims come amidst elevated discussions about concussions and head trauma suffered by MMA fighters. UFC Corridor of Famer Ronda Rousey claimed she suffered from a sequence of concussions throughout her preventing profession, which she says contributed to the abrupt finish of her UFC run.

At 34 years outdated, Dariush has loads of time to proper the ship, and his workforce is ensuring he’s 100% earlier than reserving one other battle.

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