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    Case - http://www.ufc.ca/news/Cases-wrestling-background-proves-success-in-MMA

    “I feel like I can shut Mathews down,” Case said. “His game is to get the takedown, but he’s kind of uncomfortable in the stand-up. He throws big punches, looks to get the clinch and get the fight to the ground. After I stuff his takedowns and start hitting him in the mouth, he’s going to freak out and panic. On the other hand, I’m hoping this kid is tough and has something for me. I want to get in there, have a good fight, put on a show for the fans and get paid. I want to leave with that $50,000 bonus.”

    If I can go out and get this fifth win - and finish this kid - that’s going to put me closer to getting the top 10 opponents I’d love to fight.

    “I’ve been able to find consistency in this sport and that is one of the things that gives me confidence. I’ve been in big fights and I’ve been in small shows. I’ve won and I’ve lost, so I’ve already experienced the highs and lows of this sport. I know what it takes to get to the top, and if I continue to do the things I’m doing, I’m going to get there. If I keep learning, improving and evolving as a fighter, the sky is the limit.”
     
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    Matthews - http://www.ufc.ca/news/matthews-different-from-athletes-his-age

    I was one of the youngest people to ever fight on a main card, I had a FOX Sports crew following me around doing a big documentary, and it sort of went to my head. I got a bit cocky and I thought I had the fight won. I thought I was gonna knock him out and get a big win bonus and all that. I sort of looked past him a little bit and let everything get to my head. But I learned my lesson now and we’ll never let it happen again.”

    “That was a massive win,” Matthews said. “Not only because I needed it because I lost in Adelaide, but just because of the huge size of the event, the exposure, and also fighting in front of my hometown in Melbourne. You always want to get the win in front of your hometown. So that was a huge fight for me to get the win in, and it was especially good to come back after the loss in Adelaide.”

    “I’ve seen other people that had the same dreams and went to fight in the UFC, and they’ll train here and there and go out and party on the weekend, and I just saw that they weren’t going anywhere. I’m lucky that I never enjoyed going out to clubs and doing all that. I just enjoy training, and I knew that I had to train hard if I was going to get to the UFC. I never wanted to have an average job, and that motivated me and kept me in the gym and kept me training. And I got here now, so I guess it all worked out.”
     
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    Hooker - http://www.ufc.ca/news/Daniel-Hookers-passion-for-the-game-keeps-him-fighting

    “It's just a passion,” Hooker said. “I've lost six times and I've retired five times. (Laughs) Then I blink and I find myself back at the gym on Monday morning and I don't know what I'm doing there. I thought I retired yesterday? It lasts a few hours and you kind of get over it. But to be honest, I've been fighting these fights with everything not put together mentally and physically. I think you've seen me at 30-40 percent, but I think I'm ready. I'm firing on all cylinders at a hundred percent now, and I know how good I am. The skill is there and everything is kind of put together now, so it's refreshed me. I hit the reset button and I'm starting from here at a hundred percent and there's big things coming in the future.”

    “It's kind of like I had all the puzzle pieces and had nothing arranged,” he said. “They were all over and I was kind of just winging it. Now I see the complete picture and I put it all together.”

    “I'm expecting the best Mark Eddiva there is,” Hooker said. “I don't take anyone for granted, but I know how good I am and I trust in my own ability and my own skill. They could switch the opponent on the night, throw someone completely different in there, and it's really not gonna change anything for me. I know I can beat anyone in the world and I know how good I am, so it's no disrespect for Mark Eddiva, it's just the confidence in myself.”
     
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    Patrick - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/ufc-fi...on-first-loss-theres-no-eternal-invincibility

    I’ve matured a lot from it. I was able to pinpoint my errors. I got back to training. I’m stronger and more focused now. In this sport, someone wins, someone loses. There’s no eternal invincibility. Everyone loses eventually.

    “The delay is due to my preparations. I have to take things seriously since I am in the biggest promotion in the world. I have to be ready and in the best shape possible. Also, family requires a good deal of my time.”

    “I just renewed my contract. This is a game that the media invented. If you lose one or two in a row, it doesn’t have to mean you have a rope around your neck. If you’re someone who promotes well, meets your obligations, and fights well, you’ll stick around.
     
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    Andrade - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/ufc-fi...-steady-schedule-after-losing-years-to-injury

    had a seven-fight winning streak snapped when he lost a unanimous decision to Nicholas Musoke at the February 2014 event. Following the loss, Andrade battled injuries that kept him out of the cage for 19 months.

    “I came into the fight against Gasan Umalatov after being inactive for two years due to injury,” Andrade said. “That fight was proof that I’d recovered. During those two years, I put a lot of work into the mental aspects of MMA. For a while, I wasn’t able to train as hard as necessary. So I changed my approach to fighting, while incorporating new weapons. I’ve been using more elbow attacks, such as spinning elbows. My boxing footwork is also improved. I’ve evolved as necessary so I could have a good performance. It was one of the few times I managed to have fun in the Octagon. That’s despite the pressure of having to win after two years idle, coming off a loss, and fighting at home. I was able to let my game go.”

    “I’ve been able to study Richard Walsh very well,” Andrade said. “He’s very tough. He enjoys striking and pressing against the cage, to tire out his opponents. He’s highly dangerous during the first 30 seconds of each fight. He tries to win early. I’m aware of all that. He wants to strike, and I welcome that. And when I have a chance to take him down, without a doubt, I’ll do that. I’ll utilize my top control. I can see that he feels very uncomfortable at the bottom, even though he’s a jiu-jitsu brown belt. That’s what I’ll likely pursue. But if I feel fine on the feet, maybe I’ll stay there. He has good takedown defense. I think it will be a great fight, since he attacks early and we both enjoy striking hard. I think the fans will enjoy it.”

    After his lengthy layff due to injury, Andrade has big ambitions to fight with a high degree of regularity.

    “I lobbied the UFC for this fight,” Andrade said. “I told my manager I want to fight four times this year. He told me it might be too much. I said I need to fight since I lost two years of my career due to injury. I want get back to action as soon as possible after this next fight. I’m making up for lost time. My goal is to stand out in the organization.”
     
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    Junoir - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/after-...arlos-junior-ready-to-get-career-moving-again

    “He’s a very experienced opponent,” Carlos Junior said. “He is a multiple-time Olympic judoka. He’s a more mature fighter. I’ll use my youth and talent to defeat him. I bring high-level jiu-jitsu plus all the improvements I’ve made in striking. I’ve been putting a lot of work into my boxing and muay Thai with coach ‘Katel’ Kubis. Plus I’ve evolved as a wrestler. With each passing day, I add more techniques. He’ll be fighting at home. That’s in his favor, but I’ve lived in Australia myself. I have fond recollections. I get a positive vibe when I’m in Australia. I have many friends there. Even if Dan has more fans rooting for him, I’ll have close friends by my side as well. That counts for a lot.”
     
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    Pearson - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/ufc-fi...eak-in-a-welterweight-fight-with-chad-laprise

    “We’re probably going to be walking around at 174, 175 anyway” “I was like, ‘Let’s do 170. (Laprise) was up for it. UFC shut it down right away.”

    After a brief pause in his weight cut, Pearson is back to salads and ice chips as he readies himself for 155 pounds. Lightweight is better than having no bout at all.
     
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    ^^ ah so it is 155, k, ty
     
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    Magny - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/neil-m...at-ufc-fight-night-85-fight-for-title-in-2016

    “A lot of guys try to weather the early storm (against Lombard), but I feel like if I bring the storm to him early on, it’s going to change the total fight.”

    “I’m just (telling them) I’m ready to fight, and whatever happens as far as who’s available, where it’s available, (UFC matchmaker Joe Silva) decides to send me there,” Magny said. “And I just (say), ‘All right. Cool. I guess I’m going across the world right now.’ I just embrace it all – I enjoy it.
     
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    Laprise - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/chad-l...pt-ufc-fight-night-85-fight-with-ross-pearson

    “It was probably the best thing I ever did, taking some time off, sitting on it, thinking about it and working hard. I think the timing on it now is about perfect. I’m 100 percent ready and I’m really hungry to fight. Before that fight I was a little burnt out I think. Now I’ve got that hunger back”

    “I was here for a day already and I get the call from Joe Silva and he said, ‘Do you want to fight Ross Pearson?’” Laprise said. “I said, ‘Absolutely.” Right away; there was no hesitation at all. It’s a way bigger fight and he’s a way bigger name. I think I match up better with Ross. For style, he’s a really technical, sharp striker and so am I. I have everything to gain in this fight and I’m looking forward to it.”

    “Right away, when we found out we were fighting each other, Ross sent me a tweet and said, ‘Hey, let’s not cut weight. Let’s do it at 170.’” Laprise said. “I was like, ‘Absolutely. I’m down 100 percent to go in there and fight at our natural weights.’ But we called the UFC and it didn’t go through. The fight is going to be at 155 as it was originally scheduled and it is what it is.”
     
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    Brown - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/damien...hort-notice-opportunity-at-ufc-fight-night-85

    When I finally found out, I was kind of overhwhelmed. I’ve been on six-fight winning streaks, three-fight winning streaks – and I know the UFC is big on records and win streaks, so it was definitely an overwhelming experience.”

    He said his coaches did the bulk of the video study and gave him some advice, but he believes he’s a good enough all-around fighter after 23 pro bouts that he can adjust to whatever his opponent brings to the table on Saturday.

    “I feel like I’ve got a good enough game all around to stop someone from getting to their strong point,” Brown said. “I can do it all, and I can do it all well enough to win a fight. And more so, I can find a way to win a fight. I think I’ll be able to deal with whatever he throws at me.”
     
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    Rawlings - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/plenty...ht-85s-bec-rawlings-despite-u-s-training-base

    “I fought last year in Adelaide, and it was amazing just to have the hometown crowd cheering me on. I’m at home right now – I’m literally at home. It makes everything easier and a lot more convenient. And it’s always cool – the Australian crowds are always crazy. Crazy fans. Being a hometown girl and fighting in Australia, it’s amazing.”

    I sacrifice and go over to San Diego, and in my eyes, Alliance MMA is the best team in the world. I’ve got the best coaches, the best training partners over there. Once you experience such a good camp, it’s hard to go back to what you used to know. I know what’s out there and the possibilities, and I just can’t do my camps here anymore.”

    “In my eyes, I’m the best in the world – I’ve just yet to prove it,” she said. “I’m coming for the belt. I’ve just got to win a few fights and put my name on the map. i’ve had a bit of time off, so people have forgotten me a little bit. But come (Saturday), I’ll give them no choice but to remember who I am and that I’m coming for it.”
     
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    Jouban - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/ko-los...ight-85s-alan-jouban-to-alter-training-habits

    “For the last couple years, it’s been building,” Jouban told MMAjunkie. “In terms of any weaknesses I see, I try to strengthen my weaknesses. I did everything evenly. I would train striking twice a week, grappling twice a week, strength and conditioning twice a week and sparring twice a week – a very even platform. Everything was getting better at a very slow level.

    “Then I go in there against a very high-level striker like Albert Tumenov, and my striking wasn’t on point, as good as it could have been. It wasn’t as polished as I like it. So I took some of the other things away and shifted it around, put more emphasis on my striking, which is from the beginning what got me to the UFC. This is how I made my name, from being an exciting fighter, who finishes fights, has knockouts. I just adjusted some of the things and put more emphasis on my strengths.”

    “I’ve never turned down a fight in my life; there was no hesitation (coming to Australia),” Jouban said. “When the fight was presented I said yes right away. I looked up Brendan. I liked the matchup. I see areas in the game I can exploit him and look for a finish.”
     
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    Smith - http://mmajunkie.com/2016/03/ufc-fi...-on-rin-nakai-the-fighter-not-the-entertainer

    “The ear was actually fine really quickly,” Smith said. “I had knee surgery back in April – the super-basic, cleaning-up meniscus surgery – and it just took me a little while to come back from that. I’ve been training really hard and I actually have been asking for fights for a while. I’ve been asking for fights for months.”
     
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    Def a + for pearson then @ 155, mind you laprise is a game and well rounded fighter, still like pearson decision play but pearson is iffy and can get shut down with game plans and strategy.
     
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    Cant wait to lb this one think its gonna be close.
     
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    The only thing it was Pearson asking to not cut the weight. Why would he want to do that? And now the UFC is forcing him too.
     
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    1u Pearson no SC +105

    .1u Pearson R3 +1900
     
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