"I had an amazing camp. I isolated myself from the world from TV, Internet, you name it. I'm back up to Minnesota training with my mentor Dave Menne. He just brought in phenomenal athletes to help me prepare for a great opponent like Gray because Gray has phenomenal wrestling, but not only that, he has evolved so well in the sport. His striking looked great against Jim Miller. Obviously his wrestling is spectacular. Gray deserves that attention. He deserves all of my attention and that's all I set my mind on, is Gray Maynard, putting myself in situations mentally where I know how to scramble out, how to get in top position, or if he throws a right cross or a jab and how to counter. How to move. How to cut angles. The guys have put me in all different situations where we pretty much prepared in every way for Gray. To be a person like myself who leaves everything out in the Octagon, the time off was good. I was able to heal some old injuries so I'm able to perform the way I've always performed, which is leaving everything in there. With that said, I don't think I'll have any cage rust or ring rust."
-- Former top lightweight title contender Roger Huerta talks to Sherdog.com about picking up right where he left off inside the Octagon when he faces Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16. Despite a unanimous decision loss to Kenny Florian at UFC 87 in his last appearance more than one year ago, "El Matador"is 20-2-1 and the loss to "KenFlo" was his first in 18 fights. As he gets set to honor the last fight on his contract before bolting to the silver screen, can he avoid making it back-to-back losses against someone as powerful as "The Bully?"