Props: Las Vegas Sun
"Losing is always very bad. Walking out of the cage or ring not a winner, it’s just like, I failed. It’s the worst thing ever. And OK, you can lose, but to be done so quick without even putting up a good fight — it was just terrible. I started with two sparring partners. One got knocked out in our first session and the other I did three rounds and he didn’t show up anymore. Everybody was doing the Christmas thing. But we wanted to get in the UFC and this was our chance. I knew the conditions weren’t right but I said I didn’t care. I will fight prepared or not prepared. Sometimes you have to work with the things you’ve got. I sincerely hope Dos Santos will become the champ so I can beat him. It would be great to avenge myself and take the belt from him when he’s at his high point."
Dutch "Hurricane" Gilbert Yvel is hoping to leave MMA fans with a different memory this Saturday night after being stopped with a crushing left hook courtesy of Junior dos Santos at UFC 108 in his promotion debut earlier this year. Before succumbing to the explosive hands of "Cigano," Yvel had won eight of his prior nine bouts, with his last win coming against Pedro Rizzo last summer. He could conceivably get right back into the thick of things if he's able to finish Ben Rothwell in Vancouver -- but he also might be updating his resume if "Big" Ben prevails. Who ya' got?