MMA Quick Quote: Is Keith Jardine working his way back to a UFC title shot?

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The "Dean of Mean" certainly thinks so...

"This is just step one for me, is the way I look at it. This is step one on my way back to a UFC title. My career's not going to be complete until I fight for that UFC title. That's what this is all about for me. This is just step one, and when I get through this, and get onto step two. I've been around something like 13 or 14 fights in the UFC, most of them have been main event or co-main event, so I've seen the pressure before and this one really doesn't compare to some of the other fights. Mentally I'm a lot stronger and in a better place right now. This is just all about the fight, I'm not worried about much else. It's entirely up to me. My destiny's in my own hands. The UFC wants me back there, I want to be back there. String a few wins together and I'll be back there."

Jardine sounded confident during his appearance on MMA Weekly Radio, but how many times in recent memory have we seen "The Mean 1" go stiff in a high profile match-up? If the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 contestant ever hopes to get back into the Octagon he must first get past Trevor Prangley on Sept. 11 under the Shark Fights banner. Anyone think he's got the tools to get it done?

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