UFC Quick Quote: Stefan Struve is not afraid to strike with Pat Barry

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"I'm not afraid to engage in a kickboxing battle with him, but we both know our strengths. He's a great fighter on his feet, but his ground game is not so good. His wrestling is getting better, obviously, because he's training with Brock Lesnar's team, but he's still not a wrestler in origin, he's a kickboxer. I think I can drag him to the ground and impose my will on him from there, but I'm not afraid to strike with him as well. I may have gotten caught in my last fight (against Travis Browne), but up until then the fight was easy for me. I was feeling lazy, using my reach and when I got him to the ground I almost submitted him, but I made a little mistake and was able to defend himself. It happened and I learned from it and now I feel really confident and good for this Saturday, so we'll see."

-- Stefan Struve may have gotten knocked clean out in his last fight but don't think that's made him even slightly gun shy for his upcoming clash with Pat Barry at UFC on Versus 6 this Sat., Oct. 1, 2011, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The lanky Dutch kickboxer claims (via LowKick.com) he's not afraid to trade punches with the heavy-handed "HD," even though he knows his real key to victory is to get his opponent to the floor. Indeed, Barry's wrestling and submission defense leaves a lot to be desired but we shouldn't necessarily expect to see him crying uncle. Is it really a good idea for Struve to stand with Barry? Opinions, please.

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