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UFC 142's Sam Stout doubtful that Thiago Tavares will trade punches

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Sam Stout now finds his own openings.

Five months after the untimely death of his trainer and brother-in-law, Shawn Tompkins, the 27-year-old fighter listens to several voices as he engages a sparring partner.

Before, he had to rely on only one.

"As much as I wish he was here every day, it's been a good camp," Stout recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I've really found a strength inside myself to be a little more self-motivated and be a little more independent, as opposed to relying on Shawn to tell me what to do."

Stout (17-6-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) plans to bring longtime teammate Mark Hominick and a jiu-jitsu coach to his fight with Thiago Tavares (16-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) at UFC 142, which takes place Saturday at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card airs on pay-per-view, and the prelims, including Stout's bout, air on FX.

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Post #1   1/9/12 8:35:20PM   

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Should be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Post #2   1/9/12 11:25:06PM   

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It's a great idea for Stout to work on tdd and sub d, but I am expecting Tavares to trade with him. His stand up is very good, he just gets caught and dropped a bit easier than most. I hope he keeps it standing though, because it should be a very exciting match.

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Post #3   1/10/12 1:35:02PM