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New UFC signee Darrius Flowers: 'I'm going to start slamming the sh-t out of people'

After picking up a win via slam at Dana White's Contender Series, Flowers was inspired to rack up a few more big highlights.

Darrius Flowers didn't listen to anyone who questioned the legitimacy of his recent contract-winning performance at Dana White's Contender Series. In fact, the quick win just inspired him to try and seek similar results in his upcoming UFC run.

Facing Amiran Gogoladze at Dana White's Contender Series 51, Flowers lifted and slammed his opponent to the canvas. After a brief hesitation, Gogoladze realized he had sustained an injury to his shoulder and promptly tapped out. 

The sequence ended the fight just 73 seconds after it began, but UFC president Dana White was impressed enough with what he saw to award Flowers a UFC deal.

Flowers (12-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) says you can probably expect him to do it again very soon.

"Eventually, I'm going to start slamming the sh-t out of people," Flowers told MMA Underground. "You just kind of get complacent and forget that you can slam the sh-t out of people, which I've always done it anyway. I think everybody that I fought has got the sh-t slammed out of them. I just wasn't trying to finish the fight with the slam. I think I'm as far as working on it, actually, I can finish more fights with body slams, which actually I do have one. 

"If you look at my record, it says 'verbal submission.' It was from a guy who I did body slam and hurt his shoulder, but he kept fighting for another minute or so, but it led up to him not getting back up."

Flowers earned his UFC contract competing at welterweight and says he wouldn't mind taking a few fights in the promotion on short notice at 170 pounds, but he ultimately sees his future in the lightweight division. His promotional debut has yet to be scheduled, but one he kicks off his run, expect Flowers to seek out a few more slams to stack up alongside the highlight reel of veterans like Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Gerald Harris.

"I've been doing it my whole life," Flowers said. "I'm a wrestler. It's what happens in wrestling."

Check out the full interview in the video above.