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UFC 127: Kyle Noke ready to repay his debt to 'The Crocodile Hunter' on Feb. 27 in Sydney


Props: Sydney Morning Herald


"He's one of the reasons why I'm here where I am now. He sponsored me and paid for my first flights to the States. He really pushed me to follow my career and follow my passion. He used to help us prepare for fights. He had such an eye for detail through what he had been doing for so many years. You only have to watch the guy on TV to know how much passion the guy has got. If I could channel that passion in fighting for wildlife then that's a great start."

Former bodyguard for "The Crocodile Hunter," Kyle Noke, looks to honor the late Steve Irwin with a win over Chris Camozzi when he returns "Down Under" for UFC 127 from the Acer Arena on Feb. 27 in Sydney, Australia. Noke, who fell short to eventual finalist Kris McCray on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11, has won back-to-back fights after getting a second chance at the live TUF Finale last June. Will he "KO" Camozzi in February? Or have his accomplishments been a croc?

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