UFC Fight Night 184’s Marion Reneau: ‘It is my responsibility’ to beat Macy Chiasson definitively

Marion Reneau knows she needs to do more offensively if she want to get back on the winning track against Macy Chiasson at UFC Fight Night 184.

It’s been a rough run for Reneau (9-6-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC) over the past few years. She hasn’t felt the gratification of victory since February 2018, losing three consecutive bouts in the women’s bantamweight division.

She’ll have the chance to turn it around next Saturday at UFC Fight Night 184, when she meets Chiasson (6-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a 135-pound matchup at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The entire card is set to stream on ESPN+.

All of the losses in her current drought – and her career overall – have come on the judges’ scorecards. She said it’s quite obvious what has to happen to turn that around.

“Trying to be more aggressive offensively to get the job done, because if you’ve noticed any time it’s went to a decision, it hasn’t went in my favor,” Reneau told MMA Junkie Radio. “It is my responsibility to make sure I get not only the decision, but also the finish if I can.”

Reneau knows she possesses the attributes of being difficult to put away. No one has been able to stop her inside the distance, but toughness is not something she wants to rely on, because there have been some sketchy moments.

“There’s been a couple instances, and it hasn’t been caught because I’ve watched the video again and nobody noticed it,” Reneau said. “But there is a couple instances (against Alexis Davis and Yana Kunitskaya) where I was hit with a hot one and nobody could tell that I was hit with a hot one. I’ve felt a hot one. I really have, and I don’t like that feeling, so I do my best to be defensive.”

There’s not much room for error in the fight with Chiasson, though. Even in a thinner weight class like women’s bantamweight, four straight defeats is not a scenario anyone should want to be in, and especially when you’re the oldest fighter in the division.

The 43-year-old Reneau is confident in her ability to rebound, however, and she’s focusing on what she must do to get her hand raised rather than concerning herself with Chiasson.

“I don’t go off of the last video (of her previous fight),” Reneau said. “It’s just, ‘This is what I’m going to do.’ Can she stop me?”

To hear the full interview with Reneau, check out the video below.

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