UFC: Marc Diakiese out to extend his brutal highlight reel against Drakker Klose

Marc Diakiese
Marc Diakiese

Marc Diakiese is determined to bolster his status as the human highlight reel in his latest UFC outing – but more for himself than fight fans.

The Armthorpe mixed martial arts fighter is set to take on Drakker Klose in Las Vegas on a bill topped by the final of the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter series in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Diakiese has rapidly made a name for himself in the MMA world thanks to brutal stoppages and audacious slams, earning a reputation as a must-see prospect in the sport.

But he claims no one enjoys watching his highlights more than he does.

“There is a reputation about me but I’m doing it for myself,” the lightweight told The Star.

“I get a kick out of watching those highlights as much as anyone so I want a few more to watch.

“So my prediction for this fight is a knockout with plenty of action from me that’s going to be worth watching.”

Despite the devastating striking which earned him the nickname of Bonecrusher, the 24-year-old is incredibly laid back.

And that means he is taking his debut in the fighting capital of the world in his stride.

He said: “It’ll be good to fight in Las Vegas but I’ve not thought about it too much.

“I’m focused on getting in there, putting on a show, getting the win and pushing on for a title.

“That’s what I want.”

Watch Marc in action at The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Johnson vs. Gaethje live on BT Sport on Sunday 9th July from 2am BST or catch the Early Prelims exclusively on UFC Fight Pass from 12am BST on Saturday night.