While Brendan Schaub (9-3) and Matt Mitrione (6-2) aren’t the only UFC stars arguably in “must win” positions they’re two of the biggest…literally. The heavyweights have struggled to win with consistency in the Octagon and aren’t getting any younger. Mitrione has also upset his bosses with behavior outside of the ring, adding further likelihood to the 35-year old getting axed if he can’t handle “The Hybrid”.
Every fight has story behind it even if the tilt’s tale is as simple as two athletes looking to incapacitate the other and bring home a win. However, digging deeper reveals additional angles worth considering when it comes to a particular pairing. The lineup for UFC 165 is no different in that regard with more than one match-up involving intrigue outside of the basics. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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