“It’s just another fight, man. The ring is still the same. It doesn’t matter if it’s just the two of us in the gym or if the world is watching. I’ve been doing this since I was a high school wrestler in Seattle and we’d get crowds for the meets. It’s nice people are interested in the show, but it doesn’t make a difference to my fight preparation. This isn’t a fight where I have to build up some sort of hatred of the guy. He’s been cordial to me every time we’ve crossed paths. He just happens to be the guy the UFC has put in front of me at this time. He likes to go full-tilt; he likes to bang. I’m happy to provide him with that type of fight. Or it could go anywhere. This should be a fun fight; he’s been on a nice run.”
Heavyweights collide this weekend at UFC !68 when Travis Browne and Josh Barnett square off in the eight-sided cage.
With the winner likely getting pushed into the title hunt, is this really just another fight?
(quote via Yahoo Sports)