"We'll meet in the middle, and I'm certainly not taking a step backwards. I don't think he will either. He's probably more technical than me in stand-up, but what I lack in technique I make up for in heart. I'll plant my feet, and the first one to take a step back is a big girl's blouse. He's a kickboxer who has fought wrestlers all his life. I'd be wasting my time to try and take him down. This is a fight I've wanted for a long time. Not necessarily Sam Stout, but just a good hard fight. So I've got no intention of messing with that; let's just stand in the middle and punch each other in the face. I'm serious. That's what I want to do. I know Sam will bring it, so it's perfect for me."
UFC lightweight Paul Kelly isn't interested in takedowns or ground work as he heads into his UFC 126 match-up against Sam Stout in Las Vegas. "Telly's" is fresh off a TKO stoppage over T.J. O'Brien at UFC 123 back on Nov. 20 and could find himself on a future televised card with an equally impressive performance over "Hands of Stone." Anyone think the Brit has the tools to get it done?