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Jon Jones: Vladimir Matyushenko is not flashy, exciting or dynamic

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Props: Penny Buffington of MMA2DAY

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"I’m really big on confidence. I think believing in yourself is very key. I feel as if I should be the underdog in this fight and I just believe in myself that I can beat a guy with a 24 and four record. That is a very impressive record. Yeah, this guy is not flashy or exciting or dynamic, but with 24 wins; you know how to win a fight and I see that.  So I just believe in myself and I’m training to the point where I feel as if I deserve to win. When I’m sitting up there and I’ve experienced it, I want to know I’ve done everything right and I’ve trained hard.  I’ve stuck through it and I’ve just trained to the point where you have got no choice but to be confident."

Just win, baby. That's how flashy, exciting and dynamic 205-pound up-and-comer, Jon Jones, views the success of his UFC on Versus 2 opponent, Vladimir Matyushenko, who has won three straight fights and 11 of his last 12 appearances. "The Janitor" has cleaned up the competition with a relatively even mix of submissions, (technical) knockouts and decisions, proving that he does whatever it takes to walkaway a winner more times than not. The 39-year-old veteran mixed martial arts fighter, however, has probably never encountered such a young, hungry and talented star such as Jones. Can he somehow summon his old man strength and experience to find another way to secure victory or is "Bones" just way too much too handle?

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