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"This is a huge, huge fight for me. I’m fighting someone with a big name, who has tons of fans and respect. It’s on pay-per-view, on the main card, so I’m pumped. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the biggest fight of my life…. Chris is a very tough fighter who always comes forward and puts pressure on his opponents, and he’s gonna try to knock my head off. But I’ll be ready for that and I’ll be able to take the fight wherever I want."
Four-time All-American and three-time Division I NCAA wrestling champion from Oklahoma State University, Jake Rosholt, talks about dictating the location of his upcoming fight against Chris Leben at UFC 102 this upcoming Saturday night. Rosholt -- who dropped his promotional debut to Dan Miller via submission at Fight Night 17 -- is at a serious disadvantage on his feet. Leben has earned a reputation as a hard-hitting brawler who can eat punches and keep moving forward. He'll likely give Rosholt -- who barely survived a Nissen Osterneck onslaught two fights ago -- hell if this middleweight match up doesn't hit the mat sooner rather than later. Will Rosholt be able to do his thing before getting clipped by the "Crippler?"
Check out a video interview with Rosholt after the jump.