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"I can’t predict how things will go Friday night. I always expect the worst, train for the worst and just hope for the best. You just never know in this sport. There’s just so many different ways of losing. If you want to take a fight at this level you have to train at this level and that’s what I’ve done. I’ll do my best to put him out."
"It was nice to size up my opponent physically today. He’s kind of like I expected. I like the matchup for me. From the tape I watched he likes to get the fight to the ground and that’s where I’ve won all my fights. So I’m looking for a nice scrap on Friday. He seems like a nice kid but that’s not going to stop me from hitting him in the face."
"My Dad will be in my corner on Friday. He doesn’t put any added pressure on me. He kind of hangs back and lets me come to him. He’s a fantastic resource to have of course. If I have any questions or concerns he’s always there for me. He’s thought I’ve been ready for awhile so he’s excited to see me finally get out here."
"I have fought in the tournament style before so I have my own game plan and have prepared for each of the fighters. I know how to manage two fights in one night."
"I see there being a lot of wrestling. I think it’s possible to see some standup and some punches exchanged. I think since all the four fighters strengths are on the ground that it could definitely be a good opportunity for me to stay standing and see if I can hurt them with my punches."
"My strategy is to take the initiative and be aggressive on offense."
"I’m ready to fight anybody. Just tell me who I’m fighting and I’ll be ready for them."
"I think I am the favorite. In my opinion I am. If you read stuff on the Internet and the message boards I think people are picking me to win. That’s the consensus.
"I’ve been looking forward to Sarah Kaufman since 10 seconds after we fought last year. I think she’s my most sought after rematch."