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UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber has a pretty laid back personality. After all, he’s “The California Kid”.
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Urijah Faber “not real happy” about new date but still excited for battle with Renan Barao
Roy Nelson doesn’t really care who the UFC places in front of him inside the Octagon.
The UFC ’s next stop on FOX grew this week when the organization announced a pair of heavyweight fights attached to the August 4 event. Most notably, Matt Mitrione will battle Rob Broughton in hopes of shaking off any lingering funk from his October loss to Cheick Kongo
With ten of MMA’s top heavyweights scheduled to scrap at UFC 146 the odds are decent in terms of one potentially going down due to injury in the next few weeks during the final build towards the May 26 event. Given the unique situation, it appears Travis Browne is betting man and is gearing up in case a replacement is needed at the last minute
After some time on the shelf the return of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira from one of the most gruesome submissions in MMA history is drawing closer.
Even though UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has five wins inside the Octagon he’s still as green as countless fighters still attempting to establish themselves on the regional scene against lesser opposition and minus the pressure of the UFC ’s spotlight. One of the rare individuals to have made his professional debut inside the Octagon thanks to a stint on TUF , Mitrione doesn’t mind the accelerated learning curve he’s been dealt even if he hasn’t always been prepared based on his relative inexperience as a Mixed Martial Artist. One of those lessons occurred his last outing where he took on Cheick Kongo .
After years away from the Far East the UFC will return to Japan later in the month with UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson .
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UFC releases extended preview for UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Even though Christian Morecraft is 1-2 in his UFC career and coming off a knockout loss to Matt Mitrione doesn’t mean UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller opponent Pat Barry is taking him lightly. Barry himself is in need of a win but more than that the 32-year old has respect for every opponent who has excelled to the point he can call the Octagon his professional home.
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Pat Barry: “I’m expecting Mike Tyson every time I step into the Octagon.”
Rising heavyweight star Chad Griggs , and former Strikeforce fighter, has a date and opponent officially set for his UFC debut after the fight promotion announced a match-up between Griggs and Travis Browne on March 24 at UFC 145 .
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Chad Griggs-Travis Browne on for UFC 145