Jason Reinhardt Whistling Past the Graveyard?

UFC.com has a feature on the 38 year old undefeated submission specialist Reinhardt wherein he admits he's got very little chance against up and…

By: Nate Wilcox | 16 years ago
Jason Reinhardt Whistling Past the Graveyard?
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UFC.com has a feature on the 38 year old undefeated submission specialist Reinhardt wherein he admits he’s got very little chance against up and coming TUF veteran Joe Lauzon:

I like to be a very humble person. This is martial arts and I don’t like trash talking and all that stuff, because on November 17th, we’re gonna fight and the best man is gonna win. But the thing is, I fought at 135 and 145 pounds. I’m walking around at 152 pounds. Let’s not take this thing to the ground. You know and I know that if two guys are at an equal level at jiu-jitsu, the bigger guy is usually going to win. Now I’m not scared to lose, and I feel there’s no possible way I can lose this fight. But let’s get fight of the night, and let’s stand and bang. Joe is a tough guy, he’s got the reach on me, he’s bigger than me, but I’m ready to rock and roll, and I’m ready to fight. We’re gonna have a great fight, and I hope he doesn’t try to take me down and lay on top of me, because that sure as hell isn’t gonna get fight of the night.

Or is he trying to bait Lauzon into taking him down because he thinks he can get the submission? Lots of strategery here.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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