UFC on Versus 4: 'Angry' Joe Stevenson will try to 'break something' in his fight against Javier Vasquez

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And you thought the "Birds" were angry.

Meet Joe Stevenson. He's the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 Champion who has dropped down to featherweight after three consecutive losses at 155-pounds.

And he's not happy.

Maybe that has to do with the weight cut for his UFC on Versus 4 bout against Javier Vazquez this Sunday night (June 26) from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Or it could be from the fallout of "Showtime's" recent message board campaign, which called for photoshoppers to do their thang at the expense of "Daddy."

That made it personal, and Stevenson tells MMA Fighting he's going to "break something" inside the cage if and when he gets the chance:

"I think he messed up. Rather than being a mind game, it became personal. I really will break something if I get the chance ... Probably what you'll notice in this fight is hatred. A lot of times when I fight someone I'm smiling. Generally, I'm in a good mood and trying to be happy. But trying to maintain this weight down here and training extra hard to be here, and losing three fights in a row has definitely made me angry ... I've literally trained my butt off. I ran more, I boxed more, I've gone through more adversity than ever. I'm not gonna stop, not this whole fight. I'm going to go and go and go, and I'm going to have to be pulled off."

Vazquez, a jiu-jitsu specialist taught by none other than Carlson Gracie himself, will be making his Octagon debut after a somewhat rocky stint with the WEC. The Pomona product is 2-3 in his last five fights, though two of those losses came by way of controversial split decision.

He'll do his damnedest not to let this one get to the judges against the always feisty Stevenson, and considering his propensity for spectacular submission finishes, don't be surprised if he does so by taking home a limb.

Assuming his haven't already been broken.

Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez on June 26 in "Steel City." Who ya' got?

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