"I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t want to pull out of a fight, no matter what. If there is a way I can fight, I’ll fight. Anyone who fights for a living knows you really never are healthy in a fight. My right hand has been broken three times. You should see what I’ve gone through with that. It looks like a lump of flesh and bones. You do what you have to do. Injuries are part of it. Every fighter always wants to perform well, and I’m no different, but in this fight, I have a little extra incentive. I hope to be able to show my skills in this fight."
Denis Kang (31-11-1) talks to Yahoo Sports about redeeming himself inside the Octagon when he takes on promotional newcomer Xavier Foupa-Pokum (20-9) at UFC 97 from The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on April 18. Kang — who has enjoyed success primarily in Japan and Korea fighting in the PRIDE and Spirit MC organizations — knows that there is a long road ahead of him to be considered a number one contender in the eyes of his latest employer, especially after getting choked out by Alan Belcher at UFC 93 (despite competing three weeks after breaking his ankle). Does he have the goods to make some noise in the 185-pound division? Or is it too little, too late?