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8/5/09 10:48 AM
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I spoke to Grove about the upcoming fight, his career and life's priorities these days. Excerpts from our conversation:

You're a skilled grappler, but Almeida is elite in that department. How likely are we to see you trying to keep this on the feet?

Very likely. I'd be a stupid man to try and even touch his jiu-jitsu, you know what I mean? But it's a fight, it's an MMA fight -- I'm pretty sure in my head I'm prepared for wherever the fight goes.

But like a smart fighter, I'm going to try and keep it to my advantage, and that would be on the feet.

How much do you take from Almeida's loss to Patrick Cote?


With Cote, I learned a lot. Keep my level low. He does get frustrated when he can't control you on the ground, when you shut down takedowns, he breaks as a fighter, but I'm a firm believer that he learned from that fight and he's going to come out a little different, he's going to come out more prepared. That's what I'm going on.

But I'm also going on the fight that he can be broken, and I think I'm going to break him.

From the TUF season that included you, the three stars that came out were you, Michael Bisping and Ed Herman. It seems like all three of you, at various times -- Bisping, most recently -- have hit some stumbling blocks in the UFC. Why do you think that is?

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8/5/09 10:49 AM
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8/5/09 11:19 AM
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 I bet some good money on Almeida so hopefully we see Grove break.  Grove has suprised me before though so who knows.
8/5/09 11:21 AM
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 I think Grove has surprised everybody, multiple times.
8/5/09 11:27 AM
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 Almeida fo shizzle
8/5/09 11:32 AM
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This is probably Grove's last fight in the UFC
8/5/09 11:35 AM
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I like Kendall in this fight...his TD defense was very good against Tanner...Ricardo's takedowns are not all that explosive...I think Kendall wins via late TKO or UD.
8/5/09 11:37 AM
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 No Kendall you're not. Your gonna lose and be the first TUF winner to go away.
 
8/5/09 11:39 AM
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i think almeida guillotines him
8/5/09 11:42 AM
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 Ricardo is going to work him over.
8/5/09 11:54 AM
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Ricardo is going to 170 after this fight and has never been known for his strength...exactly how do the people who think he walks through him anticipate Almeida getting this fight to the ground?
8/5/09 11:56 AM
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Sagiv Lapkin -  No Kendall you're not. Your gonna lose and be the first TUF winner to go away.
 

 I think that was Lutter...

Go Ricardo!
8/5/09 12:00 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin -  No Kendall you're not. Your gonna lose and be the first TUF winner to go away.
 

 I think that was Lutter...

Go Ricardo!
I think you're right.
 
8/5/09 12:23 PM
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Ricardo fukin rocks... and the fight will go to the ground.
8/5/09 12:27 PM
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The nerve of this guy.

He doesn't belong on the same venue as Almeida, let alone in the cage with him.

Almeida, by anything he wants, in the 1st round.
8/5/09 12:33 PM
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SATANAS - easiest fight of almeidas career
I was thinking the same exact thing.  No disrespect intended to KG.
 
8/5/09 1:10 PM
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SATANAS - easiest fight of almeidas career
I was thinking the same exact thing.  No disrespect intended to KG.
 


You must have missed the Rob Yundt fight in his comeback.
8/8/09 6:13 PM
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TTT!
8/8/09 6:17 PM
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I don't see Almeida getting a takedown, and his striking is sloppy.

Kendall by decision
8/8/09 7:37 PM
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JoseyWales - This is probably Grove's last fight in the UFC


I don't think so, he's one a 2 fight win streak.
8/8/09 9:05 PM
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JoseyWales - This is probably Grove's last fight in the UFC


Don't I wish...
8/8/09 10:52 PM
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good fight after 2 rds
8/8/09 10:56 PM
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