"Stupid mistakes. Let's put it on (mistakes). Everybody makes mistakes in their life.... Like Tiger Woods, he made a mistake but he's a really famous person and everybody looks at them. So it's like blown up and everybody sees it. But if my neighbour will cheat on his wife, nobody will know. So I was in the picture (spotlight) and I did something really stupid... I promise that will never happen again. I'm the nicest guy in the world. How can you not like me?"
-- "Dirty Dutchman" Gilbert Yvel tells the Canadian Press that he's not really that dirty, chalking up his in-ring transgressions to mere mistakes. Yvel gained the reputation after three disqualifications, which included punching (and then kicking) a referee back in 2004 when he disagreed with a restart. He also bit Karimula Barkalaey and eye gouged Don Frye in two separate bouts earlier in his career. Despite his checkered past, "Hurricane" has earned the opportunity to fight on mixed martial arts' biggest stage this weekend, taking on heavy-handed Brazilian Junior dos Santos at UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Will Yvel make the most of this opportunity or will more "mistakes" prove to be his downfall against "Cigano"?