Paul Buentello: "Everybody's counting me out"

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmaweekly.com
 

Buentello’s heavy hands and willingness to engage are his best allies in the fight.

“Just try to break that aura,” he said of his model for bullies. “Stay in their face. Throw as many punches as I can. If you’ve ever heard that saying, a fighter can never be made, you’re either born with it or you’re not? Everybody knows I don’t have the skill. I don’t have that look. But I guarantee, and everybody knows, if I show up to fight, I’m gonna bring it. I’m a gamer.

“That’s one of the things that makes it interesting. He don’t care, and I’ve been through some really tough fights and I don’t care what happens. I’m going to let my hands go no matter what. Yvel’s going to bring it 110 percent and I’m going to match him every step that he goes.”

Buentello also carries the belief that fate will decide who shows up that night; if he’s on his game, if Yvel’s off, or if they’re both on. Training, dieting, and sleeping – those are the variables that can be controlled.

“If I’m on the top of my game and he makes just a couple of mistakes, and I’m on, I’ll probably be able to stop him,” Buentello continued. “But if he’s on, and I’m on, it’s going to be a long fricking night.

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Dougie site profile image  

7/1/09 4:00 PM by Dougie

What a lie! I have never called Paul out. I like my teeth too much.

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

7/1/09 3:53 PM by JimmersonzGlove

 Paul can definitely win. This is a great matchup. Hopefully Sylvia gets back in shape and we get to see that one down the line too.

Master Tang site profile image  

7/1/09 3:50 PM by Master Tang

Paul will win this. Gilbert doesn't even like burritos!

ArthurFonzerill site profile image  

7/1/09 3:29 PM by ArthurFonzerill

I still love the "dont fear me"*crickets*"....fear the consequences"

BabyZeus site profile image  

7/1/09 3:29 PM by BabyZeus

Hoping for a Paul win, but my gut tells me Yvel is EVIL!

Mr McFeely site profile image  

7/1/09 3:28 PM by Mr McFeely

I will be wearing my lucky shirt and hoping that paul wins.

Rali site profile image  

7/1/09 3:22 PM by Rali

Paul is one of my favorite fights and I wouldn't count him out against anyone. Who is he fighting?

GaymidaGaydan site profile image  

7/1/09 2:15 PM by GaymidaGaydan

Would anyone like to see a paul b/arlovski rematch? I kind of would.

NHB USA site profile image  

7/1/09 2:11 PM by NHB USA

 Yvel has my heart right now, but I think the Headhunter will pull this one out fairly easily.

FCFBlazer site profile image  

7/1/09 2:10 PM by FCFBlazer

 against Yvel?  Kidding me?  Paul Buentello by massive KO!