“I’m going to be the same kind of fighter I’ve always been in this fight. I’m going to be the guy who comes out aggressive and gets the win. I’m going to put on a show. Some times in the past I’ve come out too hard and gassed myself out, but that won’t happen in this fight. I’m going to use my game plan to defeat his game plan. We are going to put on a great show for the fans. I don’t know what he’s bringing for me, but I guarantee I’m going to bring it hard to him. I’m bringing power in my punches and my jiu-jitsu skills. I can finish the fight anywhere, whether it’s standing or on the ground. Dustin has shown he can do the same and that is what is going to make this fight very good.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
The poster for UFC 168 certainly doesn’t feature featherweights Diego Brandao (18-8) and Dustin Poirier (14-3) but you better believe fans will be well-acquainted with both by the time the curtain closes. The two twenty-somethings already have a handful of brilliant performances under their belt, exhibiting the sort of skill earning reputations for each as exciting, aggressive competitors worth watching. Brandao recently spoke to UFC.com about his December 28 tilt with Poirier where he labeled to bout as the biggest of his career and promised a high dose of entertainment.
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