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UFC Quick Quote: Keith Jardine looking forward to an 'exciting test' on Feb. 21


"I’ve been looking forward to fighting a wrestler for some time now. We’ll see where this fight is going to go. I think he’s going to try to stand with me honestly. He might force it to the ground, and if he’s really after those takedowns it’s going to end up on the ground eventually because he’s a two-time All-American. Maybe we’re going to see some of my grappling. It’s been a while since I’ve been underneath anybody for a good amount of time. I get a chance to test my skills now, and that’s the way I look at it, as a test. The guy throws very hard, very strong punches, but he’s a great wrestler and he hasn’t really used his wrestling yet. He might break it out for this fight, or he may not, but it’s an exciting test for me."

UFC light heavyweight Keith Jardine weighs in on his upcoming UFC 110 fight against Ryan Bader at the Acer Arena in Sydney Australia, telling the gang at TapouT Radio that "Darth" might elicit a grappling game from "The Dean of Mean," who's known primarily for his striking. The TUF 2 graduate has fallen on hard times lately, dropping two straight and coming in as the underdog for his Feb. 21 scrap. Will he prove the oddsmakers wrong? Or is he on his way to a career-threatening three straight losses?

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