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UFC 101: Josh Neer is 'sick of fighting guys who want to hit and run'

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"I'm expecting a tough fight. He's well-rounded a lot like I am, but I think he's more like a Jiu Jitsu guy more than a standup guy. I think he will stand a little bit to set up his shots to take me down. I think it has the potential to [be fight of the night]. I think this fight could be over in the first round. That's my plan, to end it in the first round! I'm prepared for anything that he has to offer, but I would prefer to keep it standing. I'm so sick of fighting guys that want to hit and run. I want to fight guys that want to stand and bang, but they don't want to stand and bang. They want to stand and run. I want to fight someone that wants to fight and not someone that just wants to hit me and run. We'll see if he sticks to his word because he's been saying that he's going to stand and bang with me, so we'll see if he sticks to that."

UFC lightweight standout Josh Neer prepares for another tough test in the 155-pound division when he locks horns with Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 101 on August 8. "The Dentist," who is coming off back-to-back "Fight of the Night" awards against Mac Danzig and Nate Diaz, may lose the opportunity to earn his third straight if he sticks to the plan and finishes "Batman" in the first round. Easier said than done against the crafty jiu-jitsu veteran.

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