Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou mentally ready for Kazuhiro Nakamura UFC 84 fight

ufc 84 Sokoudjou Nakamura

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Quoteworthy:

"I pretty much choked in the cage [against Lyoto Machida]. Every time you lose you want to fix what doesn’t work…. I was a little bit surprised on the ground. He was mainly a karate guy…. I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. Pretty much things didn’t go my way…. The key part is to go in and fight your fight. Mentally as a fighter I have to be ready…. I know [Kazuhiro Nakamura] an experienced fighter, well-rounded and a judo player…. Of course, every time you lose you want to fix what doesn’t work."

"The African Assassin" is out for redemption after "choking" (figuratively and literally) in his Octagon debut against Lyoto Machida at UFC 79: "Nemesis" back in December 2007. Prior to the loss the Camaroonian was on fire, bursting on to the scene overseas in Japan with two sensational knockouts of top 205-pound fighters, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona. He takes on Kazuhiro Nakamura on the under card this weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, at UFC 84: "Ill Will."

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