When Ramsey Nijem lost to Tony Ferguson in the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season 13 finale he didn’t walk away with a chip on his shoulder.
As a matter of fact, Nijem didn’t leave feeling anything other than disappointment that he didn’t win, but never believed he had to come back and prove anything in his next fight.
Instead, Nijem went back into training and just simply became a better fighter.
Dropping down to a more natural weight for him at 155lbs, Nijem came out like a storm and absolutely rolled through Duke Roufus fighter Danny Downes at UFC 137.
Nijem controlled ever aspect of the fight and when it was over he walked away with a unanimous decision victory, his first official win in the UFC.
‘I wanted to dominate every position,” Nijem told MMAWeekly.com after his fight. “My goal usually in a fight is just to make someone not want to fight me ever again.”
As tough as they come, Danny Downes stuck around for the full 15-minutes, but it’s not likely he’s going to be jumping at the chance to fight Nijem again after Saturday night.
Check out this exclusive one on one interview with Ramsey Nijem following his win at UFC 137: