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Daniel Roberts: 'If I was going to pick anybody to fight in the UFC, it would be John Howard'




"Not to take anything away from Howard, but if I was going to pick anybody to fight in the UFC, it would be him. I know my ground game is a little more advanced than his. His striking is OK, I'm definitely not afraid to stand with him ... I mean I'm definitely excited but I'm not too surprised because I think I deserve to be here. I saw a lot of fighters in the UFC I knew I was a lot better than. So now I'm here. I've put my life into this. I'm extremely confident and I can't wait to fight. There's a lot of people who don't know who I am, but I fell after the fight they will know who I am."

UFC newcomer Daniel Roberts (9-0) will get his big break at the upcoming UFC on Versus event as he fills in for an injured Anthony Johnson against John Howard (13-4) on March 21 in Broomfield. Can the "Ninja" make an immediate impact in the welterweight division at the expense of Howard? Or will it be "Doomsday" for the 29-year-old grappler from Tulsa?

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