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On His Way,Vera Ready To Realize His Dream

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Brandon Vera doesn’t want to be the guy who failed to reach his potential.

He admits he’s been that in the past, the one with a heap of talent and an ego that sabotaged its development.

As a 20-year-old at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., he wouldn’t quit in competition, but got yelled at for not sweating hard enough during workouts. He questioned the logic behind killing himself in the weight room. He never took advantage of the expertise available at the center.

He did, however, look up to a Greco Roman specialist that trained there who demonstrated an armbar for he and the other wrestlers one day. Randy Couture was just beginning his career as a fighter and finding the roots of his hybrid style. Then again, Vera was cocky and didn't give anyone too many props.

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Post #1   11/10/09 12:56:29PM   

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i hate fights like this....i mean i can't wait to see it but I die a little bit each time I watch a fight like this (like nog vs. randy)

I love both these guys and hate seeing either of them lose...randy edges it out for me emotionally. i want randy to win a bit more just because of how exciting it is when a dude like randy can come in and win at this point in his life.

Logically i'm lost.....brandon maybe.

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Post #2   11/10/09 2:56:23PM   

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i think vera will take this by ko. i'm curious to see what the ufc will do w/ randy should he lose, since he just signed a big contract w/ several fights remaining on that contract

Post #3   11/10/09 3:43:07PM   

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What will they do?? Chuck V Randy on the ultimate fighter I am thinking...

Post #4   11/10/09 7:47:12PM