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UFC Quick Quote: Matt Mitrione knows when it's time to 'go for the finish'


"I think from my time on TUF to now, I think I've done pretty well with things. I haven't lost in front of a million people, so that's not too bad. I've found that I'm good at some things and have a whole lot of room to develop the things that I'm good at, and a lot more to develop the things I suck at. I'd say I've probably made the most improvement in muscle control. You can't always swing as hard as you want to; you sometimes have to gauge it. I'm at that point now that I understand when it's time for the big shot and when to go for the finish, or when it's time to pot-shot. I think that's the craft I've developed the most."

-- The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 10 contestant Matt Mitrione has come a long way in a short time since joining the UFC. Although Rashad Evans aptly named him "Meathead" for his oddball antics during TUF, the 32-year old tells that he's improved his game by simply slowing things down and not going balls to the wall when he fights. A byproduct of that is the fact that he's now won all three of his professional bouts with his latest outing against Joey Beltran resulting in a "Fight of the Night" bonus. Mitrione is all set to throw leather with Tim Hague in Fort Hood, Texas for the UFC's second "Fight for the Troops" event. Is "Meathead" primed to finish another opponent in the Octagon? Have at it, Maniacs.

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