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Houston Alexander: I Proved That You Never Give Up

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When Houston Alexander burst into national consciousness with back-to-back highlight-reel stoppages in the UFC, "The Assassin" seemed primed to provide the world with and endless stream of entertaining video clips. Unfortunately for Alexander, in five of his next six fights those clips involved someone else getting their hand raised at the end of the reel. But the 38-year-old has always refused to quit, even when it seemed like his only option, and never was that attitude more apparent than in his Shark Fights 13 victory over fellow UFC veteran Sokoudjou. "My kids, I always tell those guys never give up," Alexander said following the win. "I proved that you never give up. Never give up."

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Post #1   9/12/10 10:11:21AM   

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Houston seems like a good man, no matter how successful his career turns out to be.

Post #2   9/12/10 11:33:46AM   

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I don't think he's a bad fighter despite his recent string of losses, more bad luck than anything. That's the fight game sometimes.

Post #3   9/12/10 12:22:08PM   

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It's hard to believe that the guy I saw fighting in a shithole bar a few miles from my house has now defeated a man who defeated Rogerio Nogiuera and Ricardo Arona.

Post #4   9/12/10 12:40:05PM   

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When houston lost 4 straight in ufc. I picked him to win all four fights like a sucker
I pick him to lose this one and he finally wins
Thank you houston

Post #5   9/12/10 2:51:30PM   

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Houston sends a message to weak chins throughout the light heavyweight division. Jardines beware

Post #6   9/12/10 3:34:20PM   

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He's always going to be a 50/50 fighter just because of his chin and his KO power. He looked good against Soko and has a frighteningly heavy jab.

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That was in my top 10 fights of the year. Amazing comeback.

Post #8   9/13/10 1:06:28PM   

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A single father of 7 kids, and with all his bad luck of recent, then to have this comeback win, beautiful!! Very happy to see him win, even though I didn't pick him...yet again.
But you gotta feel good for the guy!

Great fight and comeback!

Post #9   9/13/10 1:17:02PM   

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I was suprised Houston swept Soko from the bottom...and suprised his conditioning held up...this is the same guy that lost to Kimbo Slice?

Post #10   9/14/10 9:48:21PM