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Alex Caceres separating himself from 'Bruce Leroy' persona

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"The Ultimate Fighter 12" veteran Alex Caceres set himself apart from other contestants with a big mouth and a sendup to Bruce Lee.

But as his octagon career moves on, he's trying to find the real him.

"The more I'm growing into myself, the more I have to separate myself from that successful image," Caceres told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I can't rely on his successful image to explain myself. I have to dig deep and search within myself to find who I really am."

Caceres (6-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC), who on Wednesday fights Damacio Page (15-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at "UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman," said he's not abandoning the nickname that won him so much attention, positive and negative.

"I don't regret that character at all," he said. "It was a name that was given to me. It's a name that people can relate to me, and something I can relate to, as well.

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Post #1   7/11/12 10:47:06AM   

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I used to think Alex was kind of a joke but he has come leaps and bounds since TUF and has looked pretty good lately. It's a shame the Figueroa fight ended how it did but this is great chance to redeem himself.

Post #2   7/11/12 1:27:34PM   

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The schtick was funny for a while, but it's good that he drops the "persona". Very few can pull it off (Lawlor, Mayhem come to mind). I expect him to keep getting better, tonight should be a good fight.

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Post #3   7/11/12 1:59:18PM   

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Just wondering why this is considered news worthy

Post #4   7/11/12 3:15:42PM   

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It's good and bad IMO.

On one hand, it shows he's growing not only as afighter but also as his own person, and that can help with his confidence and mentality outside the cage. On the other hand, it's not always bad to have a "thing." Mayhem, Lawlor, Sonnen, etc.. they all stick out and have proven it can boost popularity. Just because you host a similar name and appearance doesn't mean you have to follow footstep for footstep.

Post #5   7/11/12 3:33:09PM