"I couldn't care less about his kicks," said Stephens, scheduled to face Cerrone in the co-main event of UFC on Fuel TV 3 on Tuesday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. "I couldn't care less about his punching power. And I'm going to break him."
Both coming off losses to top-10 opponents, Cerrone and Stephens could use a win to start new runs at the elite ranks at 155 pounds. Pitting them against each other gives the UFC a good chance of an action-packed affair; between them, Cerrone and Stephens have combined for 13 fight-night awards under the banner of UFC parent Zuffa.
Yet Stephens doesn't go into the cage with the notion of winning a bonus for action.
"Bringing that win bonus back to my family is the only thing I'm concerned about," he said. "I think my style is just exciting enough as it is. I've never been one of those guys who felt like I had to go out there and perform real crazy and had to do anything."
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