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10/22/08 8:28:47AM
In mixed martial arts, it's hard to find a 31-year-old fighter who has over 30 fights, but Rich “No Love” Clementi has more than 40. Clementi has been in the sport of MMA for nine years and has fought in many different shows against some of the best fighters in the world. He's been on an impressive six-fight winning streak and looks to extend that streak to seven at UFC 90 in Chicago against Xtreme Couture fighter Gray Maynard.

Clementi's last fight came at UFC 84 against Terry Etim where he won a decision over the tough Englishman. Self-admittedly taking the fight lightly, Etim pushed Clementi hard in that fight and it taught him a valuable lesson.

“It made me really hungry,” Clementi said recently in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “That was one of my toughest fights all year and totally didn't think it was going to be. I don't know if it was cutting weight for that long. I had a little bit of a tough time with that fight. I'm hungry and put some size back on. I'm feeling really strong, right where I'm usually am.”

The Gray Maynard and Rich Clementi fight has been moved to the main card, which was very exciting news for the Louisiana native. “I'm stoked. Any time you get put on a main card like this, it's a lot of recognition and I've been working my ass off this year. A lot of people didn't get to see some of my fights. I thought my fight with Stout was really entertaining."

10/22/08 9:03:44AM
Good for them. I think this will be a great fight!
10/22/08 9:07:05AM
this is one of the top fights of the night in my book. Of course i've curious to see what Silva can do to Cote but i like more of the undercard fights and non main event fights. I think Maynard will win this due to his wrestling abilities.
10/22/08 9:30:05AM
i will be rooting for rich in chicago on sat
10/22/08 9:46:46AM
Am taking Clementi to take this one, i hope he subs Maynard.
10/22/08 10:27:57AM
Is there anyone that Clementi does have love for? I think Maynard will out wrestle Clementi and maintain dominant position for the UD
10/22/08 12:31:22PM
Maynard has the strength and wrestling on his side, but Clementi's jiu jitsu is way better. I'm taking Clementi by 2nd Round Sub.
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