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Mitrione Feels Dangerous: Ready to take out Kongo in spectacular fashion


“I promise you I’m ready to scrap. I’ve put in so much work. I’m ready, I’m excited, I’m not overtrained. I feel l’m ready to go. I’m going to give a wonderful performance. If Cheick wins, damn good job but I really feel I’m going to give a hell of a run for it. I feel like I am a very, very dangerous human being right now. I feel better right now than I ever have in my life,” he said. “If Cheick’s lucky enough to beat me, he beat the very best product I could put out there. The very best. I feel that I am extremely dangerous anywhere inside of an 8-sided cage,” he said. “Whether it’s up against the fence, on the floor, up on top of the cage, underneath the cage, I feel wherever the hell it’s going to go, I’m going to be there ready to scrap. I feel that Coach Neil put so much time and energy in me that if Kongo can get it to the ground, he won’t want to keep it there. If he does, I’ll tap him. I promise, I’ll tap him or I’ll break something, but I’ll get something done.”
Undefeated UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione, talking to Ariel Helwani on today’s “The MMA Hour” about his UFC 137 bout coming up next week with Cheick Kongo.

With a still new career Mitrione has been able to put together a five-fight unbeaten record, however, next Saturday he will face a guy who is the most experienced and dangerous of all his prior foes. Kongo was also able to knock out Matt’s teammate, Pat Barry, very viciously.

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