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Gouveia expects a step towards title at UFC 84

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“I'm kind of going in blind for this fight. I just trained everything for this fight. For him, there is no information at all. I just have to be 100% for everything. He's supposed to be a very good jiu-jitsu guy. Every Croatian guy is supposed to be a very good striker. I'm not taking him as just being a jiu-jitsu fight.”

Since Reljik is stepping up in competition and exposure, Gouveia feels that can only put more pressure on his upcoming opponent. “I think it's going to be a shock. His fights were in small shows. That's a factor that will be in my favor.”

When Gouveia knocked out Lambert, most would believe that his next fight would be against a top ranked opponent. While Gouveia is slightly disappointed about not getting a top ranked contender, he does not take Reljik lightly. However, he would like to get a really tough fight following this one.

“To be honest, I pulled four wins in a row. My last fights I won by submission or knockout. I was expecting a real tough (opponent). It's no problem. I fight anybody they put against me,” said the American Top Team fighter. “I want to fight a big name. If I could pick the fights I want right now, I would like to fight Chuck (Liddell) or a rematch against Keith (Jardine). They are the two guys that are in my mind right now. I'm taking this fight very seriously though. I trained very hard.”


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Post #1   5/12/08 8:48:15AM   

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Anyone who wants to whop Jardine I like. It's not that I don't like Jardine it's that I don't like Jardine

Post #2   5/12/08 9:19:52AM   

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haha that makes sense. /\


i think jardine vs wilson would be a good rematch maybe for like a #1 contender spot or #2 guy would be exciting.

if jardine and wilson both beat there next opponents.

I think after wilson beats this next guy he should get a set up in competition, he will be a contender soon.

Post #3   5/12/08 12:51:08PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

haha that makes sense. /\


i think jardine vs wilson would be a good rematch maybe for like a #1 contender spot or #2 guy would be exciting.

if jardine and wilson both beat there next opponents.

I think after wilson beats this next guy he should get a set up in competition, he will be a contender soon.



wilson is definitely on his way, i'd personally love to see him & jardine, i'd also like to see wilson vs lyoto if wilson can win a couple more fights

Post #4   5/12/08 1:57:35PM