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2/12/13 5:32 AM
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Cyrille Diabate takes on Jimi Manuwa in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights at this weekend's UFC On Fuel 7 event in London, England.

Given their respective styles, fans are expecting an awesome matchup that is unlikely to go the distance. Diabate knows Manuwa is highly rated and dangerous, but he feels he has the edge.

http://www.yourmma.tv/fighters/interview-details.asp/id/309/cyrille-diabate-talks-jimi-manuwa-ufc-on-fuel-7.htm

"I think he can go far. He seems tough and powerful. I think his ground is his weak point though. I feel I have better standup and I also have knockout power.

"I see myself knocking him out or submitting him. I will combat his creativity, power and speed with being more creative, powerful and fast."

Can't wait to be cageside for this one! Gonna be off the hook. Off the fence, I'm hoping our own Posterboy can continue his streak. But it will be a great fight either way!

2/12/13 5:47 AM
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So hyped for this fight, hopefully well see some of Manuwas ground work.
2/12/13 5:49 AM
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I'll be Cageside to, really looking forward to this fight! Phone Post
2/12/13 5:52 AM
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Yeah this should be an awesome scrap. Phone Post
2/12/13 5:54 AM
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The reaction from the press section in Nottingham when he fought last year was great, dude is a killer on his feet! Phone Post
2/12/13 5:57 AM
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What kinda fight do we think this is? his first challenge in the UFC or a stepping stone that can build his name? Phone Post
2/12/13 7:33 AM
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Moldiver -  What kinda fight do we think this is? his first challenge in the UFC or a stepping stone that can build his name? Phone Post

Kingsbury was a challenge. He's a very good fighter and no walkover....this is another step in the right direction I think.

2/12/13 8:19 AM
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I can see this in Diabate's future:

2/12/13 8:42 AM
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Diabate will take this fight to the ground.
2/12/13 9:03 AM
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This one could be awesome, but could also suck if Diabate takes it to the ground for a lay and pray session.
2/12/13 9:11 AM
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Hikikomori - Diabate will take this fight to the ground.
This is what I'm thinking. I think he will try to take Jimi down and submit him.

I just hope Jimi has been training some TDD/getting back to his feet... Phone Post
2/12/13 9:28 AM
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Jimi was on Ariel's show yesterday and said that he didn't think Diabate will stand with him and that he's trained for all situations.

Hoping he gets a nice highlight reel KO
2/12/13 10:17 AM
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I don't see it happening.
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2/12/13 10:19 AM
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War posterboy!! Jimi by ko. Phone Post
2/12/13 2:31 PM
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Loved the cheers from the crowd everytime Jimi threw something big against Kingsbury. Phone Post
2/12/13 7:40 PM
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It's gonna be even more nuts for Jimi in London.

2/12/13 8:20 PM
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War Posterboy!

I see a second round KO, Cyrille will not like the taste of Jimi's power though. Phone Post
2/12/13 8:38 PM
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very excited for this fight been itching to see jimi back in the cage
2/13/13 6:40 PM
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Spoke to Jimi today and he is PUMPED! Can't wait.

2/13/13 6:45 PM
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esch99 - This one could be awesome, but could also suck if Diabate takes it to the ground for a lay and pray session.

You must not have seen Diabate fight before.

2/13/13 6:47 PM
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Jimi has good BJJ. Hopefully his wrestling is a little better for this fight :) massive fan regardless! Phone Post
2/13/13 7:55 PM
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Cyrill stood with prime Shogun.

Rooting for Jimi but the Snake isn't exactly a pushover in the striking department. Phone Post
2/14/13 10:53 AM
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No-one thinks he is, that's why it's such an exciting fight!

Here's what Manuwa thinks:

http://www.yourmma.tv/fighters/interview-details.asp/id/309/cyrille-diabate-talks-jimi-manuwa-ufc-on-fuel-7.htm

“I don’t think it will work out for him, ‘cos I enjoy getting hit,” the ‘Posterboy’ revealed. “I don’t mind taking a punch to land my own, but I don’t think he likes to get hit. But this is MMA, it could be a trick. He could be saying that to help him go for the takedown, but I’m ready for the fight wherever it goes.”
2/14/13 12:14 PM
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"You gotta give some ass in order to get some ass." - Nazim Richardson (Elite Boxing Trainer)
2/15/13 6:15 AM
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No homo?


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