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Brendan Schaub will respect Mirko ‘Cro Cop’  by trying to take his head off
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This is What the Hybrid had to say! “I think guys get so caught up in respecting Mirko so much they don’t approach him with a killer instinct. They don’t look for the finish. If you look at his last few fights he fought some tough guys, Frank Mir and Pat Barry, but they go out there and show him too much respect. I respect the guy just as much as those guys do if not more. It was the same with Gonazaga. I respect these guys so much that I give them the best fight I can on the night. That’s my way of showing respect to these guys – I go in there and try and take their heads off. I put the pressure on them. There’s going to be no high-fiving. There’s going to be no hugging. I can tell you that.” Is Mirko Filipovic a legend? [...]

Justin Salas, from the Mines to the Cage!
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As much as anyone, a friend’s pregnant wife could be considered the cause of Justin Salas’ improving mixed-martial-arts career. It was about five years ago when Salas was back home in Green River, Wyo., joining his father in working in the town’s well-known trona mines. He hadn’t finished his final wrestling season or academic year at the University of Wyoming, so he was looking for a course in life Then an old wrestling buddy from Colorado called. “He said, ‘I’m supposed to do this fight, but my wife’s about ready to have a kid and I don’t wanna leave the guy high and dry,’” Salas toldΒ MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com). “I asked if it was pro or amateur, and he asked which I wanted. I said, ‘Do I get paid?’ He said, ‘If it’s a pro fight, you get paid.’ “So, I got a week-and-a-half notice before becoming a professional fighter.” With no training [...]