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Warriors Are Made To Battle Not Rattle


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From: camozzi 779 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 4:24 PM
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  When I agreed to step in for the injured Clarence Byron “C.B.” Dollaway at UFC on FX 8, I had no clue where this opportunity would take me. I originally agreed to fight TUF Brazil winner Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira and when he pulled out due to injury I thought I might be without an opponent. Joe Silva asked if I wanted to stay on and face Natal, without hesitation I said yes. I said I do not care who you have, I just want to prove I belong on the main card.

 

  Opponent wise the changes were not important. Subtle shifts in my game plan but nothing major. I returned to the gym after my last fight with only a week off. I immediately had my manager put word into Joe Silva that I wasn’t done for the spring and if he needed me for any fights before my wedding I was his man.

  Fast forward to last week when Joe called to see how serious I was about being ready and willing to fight the best of the best. He asked if I wanted to do him a favor and step up to fight one of the best in the world.

Without hesitation I said “absolutely”.

  Everyone but my training partners and coaches think I am insane taking on one of the best on short notice. Yet for me, this is why I joined the sport. I am not some BJJ Blackbelt, Elite Wrestler, or a Karate Master; I am just a kid who fell in love with the sport. I fell in love watching guys like Chuck Liddell rise to the top by saying yes to facing the best and beating them.

  I am not making a comparison of myself to Chuck. I just have a tremendous amount of respect for the guys that are always willing to test themselves.

 


From: camozzi 779 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 4:25 PM
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  The best part of this fight is the fact that I have nothing to lose. I am fighting a fight that on paper I shouldn’t be able to win, I have been finding a way to win these fights time and time again. I seem to be the guy selected to lose and yet I always find a way. I am a fighters fighter, I will never say no. I am the guy that broke his jaw in his TUF debut and lied to ringside doctors about the break. I showed up for sparring practice the next morning and forged ahead. Had the producers not had so many cameras I would have never been found out and I would have completed my TUF season. As it was when other guys are going home because they miss their girlfriends or video games I had to be dragged out the door for medical reasons.

  I vowed that day that my dream to fight for the UFC will come true, no matter who or what I have to fight through. Some guys are calling for this fight or that fight and I am the guy calling for ANY FIGHT!

  Every fight I wasn't supposed to have a "chance" in, I went in there and put on some of the best performances of my life. I know I can win this fight and shock the world. I am more than prepared to do that. I am in shape and ready to go. I will always be the guy willing to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime and I think the UFC believes that now as well.

  For me, I believe if you are not ready to walk in and fight the best in the world, then you don’t belong in the Octagon. I'm ready to be recognized as one of the top UFC Middleweights in the division. I’m going straight up the middle, no side stepping. I'm paid to fight and the UFC decides who and when.

   I fight for the fans as a fan. If you want support me in my rise to the top join me on this website and on Twitter. You can follow me twitter.com/ChrisCamozzi. I follow my fans and I am always willing to answer questions and interact with you. If you have any topics that you want me to blog about please hit me up. Thank you for the support.

  If you don’t Tweet and you wont email me, join me at www.mixedmartialarts.com “The UG” where the fans and athleres can come together in one community.

  Thanks to my amazing sponsors, training partners, fans and management team.


From: Handsome Jack 19 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 4:35 PM
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If your fights alone hadn't made a fan out of me, your mindset and view on what it means to be a fighter sure did. Kick his ass!




And C.B.'s name is Clarence Byron? Poor dude.

From: gage949 153 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 4:41 PM
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Ill be rooting for you man! Your making me a big fan with your approach to the sport!

Old School mentality ftw Phone Post 3.0

From: JoeMimic 720 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 4:42 PM
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Awesome post, you're a hell of member of the UG. Just glad we haven't ran you off yet. Time to get you some gators for those feet! I'll be rooting for you. Phone Post

From: Bobby Lupo 75 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 4:52 PM
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cuore di un leone, bro

ForzaCamozzi


From: Meastt 25 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:00 PM
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Good luck Phone Post 3.0

From: IAmBatman 28 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:01 PM
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All the best dude. A lot of guys wouldn't of stepped up on such short notice against such a tough opponent, hopefully you'll pull off the upset. Phone Post 3.0

From: thebearbohland 61 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:02 PM
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Let's go! Good luck were backing you up all the way! At least I am haha Phone Post 3.0

From: TEX4N 270 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:03 PM
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good shit bro Phone Post 3.0

From: mathew10lb 101 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:05 PM
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Kick hiss ass Phone Post

From: KidJustice 205 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:06 PM
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TTT

WAR CAMOZZI!

 

How about we shoot some machine guns after you win this fight!!! (And I do mean full auto select fire machine guns)


From: JeffersonDArcyChoke 400 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:07 PM
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THIS is what I want from a fighter.

THIS is why I'll pay 62.70 to Comcast to see a PPV in HD.

No "dark place" bullshit, no phony hate, no awful WWE promos or Twitter beefs.

THIS is all I ask for.

Honesty.

Effort.

I'm pumped for this fight and you've done more to make me care than any romo shop contest or contrived feud ever could.

Good luck but you don't need it.

Get after it. Phone Post

From: justinthevikingwren 1382 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:10 PM
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KidJustice -

TTT

WAR CAMOZZI!

 

How about we shoot some machine guns after you win this fight!!! (And I do mean full auto select fire machine guns)

Take this man up on this offer!

Sounds like an amazing man-date! ;-)

In all seriousness... Great freaking thread. Great post. Great insight. Great attitude. Huge heart.

I wish you the best! I hope you inspire many on the run you are about to make. Phone Post

From: HE H4TE ME Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:10 PM
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Natal being called one of the best in the world is a reach. Either way, hope Chris makes the best of this opportunity. Phone Post 3.0

From: camozzi 779 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:19 PM
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HE H4TE ME - Natal being called one of the best in the world is a reach. Either way, hope Chris makes the best of this opportunity. Phone Post 3.0
Where did I say that? I was talking about Jacare Phone Post 3.0

From: Wovito Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:19 PM
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Good luck. Fire it up!!

From: camozzi 779 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:19 PM
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KidJustice -

TTT

WAR CAMOZZI!

 

How about we shoot some machine guns after you win this fight!!! (And I do mean full auto select fire machine guns)

I'm always in for some shooting. Let's make it happen Phone Post 3.0

From: Elwoood 25 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:22 PM
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Respect Phone Post

From: Don_Dada 216 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:22 PM
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Looking forward to this one, all the best Chris!


From: Bobby Lupo 75 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:26 PM
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Jacare is one of the best for sure, but you can drag him into the deepwaters and the aligator loses his breath. 

This is why were are fans. I don't say 'win or lose, we still support you' to win is the only outcome. 


From: Bisping=Gatekeeper4Life 201 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:32 PM
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Great post from a great fighter. Rooting for you Camozzi. Phone Post 3.0

From: camozzi 779 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:35 PM
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Thanks for all the kind words . Counting the days Phone Post 3.0

From: Ocean6 16 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:36 PM
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HELL YEAH! I am pumped from your OP Chris!!


You have GOT to get some Alligator skin shoes or a vest or a hat and wear it to the pre-fight pressers or weigh-ins or something!

From: UGPTT_Rear Naked Chode 632 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 5/6/13 5:38 PM
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Oh shit, costa is out? I guess I've been living under a rock. Big step up man, War to you good sir.

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