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For UFC 141's low-key Nam Phan, MMA stardom admittedly has its perks

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Spend 10 minutes talking to Nam Phan, and it's clear the UFC featherweight is in a good place.

The California-based fighter has trained in multiple disciplines, boxed professionally, plied his MMA skills across the globe, and after years of hard work, he's now cemented his place in the sport's big show.

Now, just days before a UFC 141 fight with undefeated Jim Hettes (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Phan (17-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) admits life is pretty damn good.

"For me, making it to the UFC is like making the NFL," the featherweight recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "All the years, all the shows – I fought in Sengoku in Japan, and I fought K-1 – all the shows, all these years, it's all been worth it. I finally made it."

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Post #1   12/28/11 10:10:42AM