UFC 120: Greg Jackson and Yoshihiro Akiyama communicate through the 'universal language' of fighting

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Props: Sherdog.com

Quoteworthy:

"Fighting is a non-verbal skill a lot of times. You can just demonstrate by showing. You don't have to exactly speak the language. It's kind of like mathematics - it's a universal language, so it wasn't that hard. You can waste yourself out because you're so amped, so staying calm is huge. It's very important, especially in between rounds, to remind your fighter to do that. You see everybody do it now. Everybody's like, ‘Calm down, breathe.' He had a hard time with [the altitude], but he showed a lot of heart. He got the hang of it at the end. He picks [things] up really quick. There's a reason he's got all the wins he's got, and it's because of his talent."

International fighting star Yoshihiro Akiyama calls on fight guru Greg Jackson to help him prepare for his UFC 120 main event against Michael Bisping on Oct. 16 in London. Despite his talent, "Sexyama" was criticized for his lack of cardio at UFC 116, which may have led to his undoing against Chris Leben in Las Vegas. Can the world's most famous MMA trainer get the Judoka back into the win column? Or is Akiyama going down for "The Count" at the O2 Arena on Saturday night?

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