"Physically, I’m fully recovered and I’ve made the necessary improvements to my overall game," Dong Hyun Kim said. "But if there is one area that I think I’ve needed to work on – and this is something I’ve thought about a lot between the time of my last fight and now – I would say it’s my heart. I used to think that there was something brutal about going in for the finish, but that’s just the sport and I have to start doing it."
"I’ve had a lot of time to upgrade all of my skills."
"I think maybe in America, judo is underrated as a discipline in MMA," he says. "...It gives me an edge because when fighters close the distance, I can keep my balance and take them down. Someone who relies more on striking might not have that advantage."
"...Having spent some time training and sparring with him [Amir Sadollah], I have a good idea of what to expect in the fight. His Muay Thai skills are dangerous, so I know it would be smart for me to take things to the ground. But since I also want to give the fans something to remember, I’ll be just as glad to stand with him."
-- Check out the full interview at ufc.com.
Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim (12-0-1)
Win TJ Grant - Unanimous Decision UFC 100 Jul-11-2009 3 5:00
N/C Karo Parisyan - No Contest UFC 94 Jan-31-2009 3 5:00
Win Matt Brown - Split Decision UFC 88 Sep-6-2008 3 5:00
Win Jason Tan - Technical Knock Out UFC 84 May-24-2008 3 0:25
Amir Sadollah (4-1)
Win Brad Blackburn - Unanimous Decision UFC FN Jan-11-2010 3 5:00
Win Phil Baroni - Unanimous Decision UFC 106 Nov-21-2009 3 5:00
Loss Johny Hendricks - Technical Knock Out UFC 101 Aug-8-2009 1 0:29
Win CB Dollaway - Submission (Arm Lock) TUF Finale Jun-21-2008 1 3:02