"I feel just fine about the matchup. He can't do nothing that I can't do. Anything he thinks he can do, I think I can do better. I think it's a pretty even matchup. He's fast, I'm fast. He's powerful, I'm powerful. It's going to be a fight that really determines who's the man at the end of the day. Either one of us can get dropped, so it's going to see who has the most heart. ... All I know is I'm going to win."
-- Anthony Johnson talks to MMAFighting.com about his upcoming middleweight match up against Vitor Belfort at UFC 142 on Jan. 14, 2012. "Rumble," an oversized welterweight throughout his career, couldn't pass up the opportunity to fight a former champion, even if it meant moving up a weight class. The way he sees it, it's a win-win proposition. A victory makes him a two-division threat, while a loss means he can just drop back down to 170 pounds. And really, once he thought about it, Johnson feels like he's better than Belfort in every conceivable way. They're both fast and powerful, but Johnson may possess the one skill that will prove to be "The Phenom's" kryptonite -- wrestling. Why stand and bang when you can get paid on lay-n-pray? Dan Hardy knows a little something about that.