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MMA Quick Quote: Mike Kyle 'doesn't have anything to lose' against Antonio Silva on Dec. 4


"I don't feel like I have anything to lose. I'm not getting the No. 1 contender spot already. They don't have me getting at title shot yet. I'm supposed to fight (Gegard) Mousasi or (Roger) Gracie. If I lose to him, it's not going affect nothing at 205. That's the way I look at it. I'm not a getting title shot either way it goes. If I can step in and upset someone, then they'll be forced to give me a title shot, is the way I look at it. You have to remember, I train with heavyweights every day. I walk around 225, 230-ish. I know he'll be a lot heavier, but it's nothing I'm not used to. I trained with Cain (Velasquez), getting him ready for Brock Lesnar. I train with Daniel Cormier. I train with heavyweights every single day, so it's not like I'm a fish out of water."

-- In between dropping a few names, Strikeforce light-heavyweight Mike Kyle tells USA Today he was comfortable taking a fight with Antonio Silva on just a weeks notice because he knows he has nothing to lose in the event he fails. "Mak" will be stepping up a weight class to stare down "Bigfoot" and he believes the favor will not be lost on the powers that be. The promotion was put in a tough spot when Valentijn Overeem suffered an injury and was forced off the "Henderson vs Babalu" card set to go down this Saturday, Dec. 4 in St. Louis. Option one to replace Overeem was UFC castoff Todd Duffee, but when he said no, Kyle stepped in to fill the void on an already ravaged fight card. Can he pull off the upset this weekend? Or will "Bigfoot" walk right through him? Get after it, Maniacs.

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