I'd appreciate if you could tell me get your mindset leading into this fight.
My pick, if I were to be going by the EA Sports UFC 2 system of simply choosing a victor, would be to select Oliveira by submission in Round 2.
The victor will likely benefit from a financial windfall with a bout against Jones, possibly at UFC 213 on July 8 at T-Mobile Arena to top off International Fight Week.
"I will be there Saturday night". On the feet, he doesn't have much of an advantage and I think he will need some ground and pound to squeak out a victory in this one.
"We worked our asses off in the gym to get back here right now".
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Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. "I'm to the point, I say, 'Screw it, I've been through the ringer and survived it.' I'll always keep fighting, keep being myself and be as respectful as I can be to stay as true to myself as I can and stay humble". "I don't understand", Cormier said. "I should just see what he meant by that", Jones said. He tried to roll over to his stomach but I wouldn't let him'.
Weidman seems to have really committed himself to getting back to basics and focusing on his camp this time around and more importantly, I think he's going to be able to wrestle Mousasi to the canvas and beat him up there without too much trouble. "I am not afraid of Anthony Johnson in no way shape or form and when that happens he usually loses". Doing a whole bunch of jiu-jitsu and wrestling.
"But now I'm going to fly to Las Vegas and then on to NY so I'll be there to throw a cat among the pigeons". "At the end of the day, he relies on his wrestling and as a guy who can stop his takedowns, he is going to have a hard time". I'm sure I can strike with the best of them.
If Cormier had not been defending, or fighting for, a belt, his only option would be to drop every stitch of clothing and go again. "There is no secret that when those fights happen, that will be my strategy." . The champ looked more relieved than humored to have made weight. "I couldn't believe what I was witnessing".
The Dutchman has been vocal about his increasing frustration with the UFC's match-making regime, and feels he's not getting a title shot at the middleweight title that he deserves, now held by Englishman Michael Bisping.
"I'm still the youngest guy in the division that's in the top 10 - and that should be a scary thought for a lot of these guys, how preserved I am, and how hungry and rejuvenated I am."