Kimura: I just want to put somebody to sleep

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Dustin Kimura is 1-1 in his young UFC career, and heading into his UFC Fight Night 34 bout with Jon Delos Reyes, he is an important bout to keep his UFC career going:

“He’s probably, I would think, a little more nervous than he’s been (with the) bright lights in the UFC,” Kimura said of Reyes, who’s won his past four on the regional circuit. “I had that, the first-fight jitters. It takes a toll on you. But everyone handles it differently. Once he gets in there, it’s not going to matter. He’s there to fight … and so that’s all I’m thinking about.

“This is the UFC. Everyone is tough. I’m here to welcome him.”

Of course, it will be a non-verbal welcome. The soft-spoken Kimura isn’t the kind of fighter to give his mouth a workout before fight time.

“I just want to fight and put somebody to sleep,” he said.

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