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"It does piss me off, because I have nothing to do with the decision. ... it bothers me to hear him say some of that stuff he said. It's kind of a bad deal, but all it's going to do is fire me up for the next one. He talks about certain things that I do in the fight, but that's just my fighting style. I don't fight Joe Rogan's fighting style. I apologize to Joe Rogan, but I can't fight his style. That's not my style of fighting. What makes me who I am is my style of fighting, and people seem to enjoy it. I've won several Fight of the Night [bonuses] because of it, and I enjoy fighting that way. I think it's something the fans deserve, is to see two guys give it their all. And that's one thing I know about myself is I go out there and give it my all."
Leonard Garcia wants fans and pundits alike, including UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, to know he has zero to do with the process of declaring a winner in his fights. In fact, he's not altogether happy about the way Rogan criticized his style during the Spike televised broadcast of the TUF 12 Finale, at one point referring to it as being similar to "throwing rocks." For what it's worth, even company President Dana White thought Nam Phan won the fight and awarded him his win bonus to go along with his show money. Does the "Bad Boy" have a legitimate gripe here? Is Garcia's entertaining style enough to keep you from getting too upset at his repeatedly being involved in controversial decisions? Get after it, Maniacs.