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UFC Quick Quote: Andrew Craig is a faster, younger, more dynamic version of UFC 162 opponent Chris Leben

Is Andrew Craig really the new wave of UFC talent?


"I think my standup is more dynamic. He throws a heavy left, a heavy right, he throws some leg kicks, but not a whole lot, and some head kicks, but not a whole lot. He's got more knockouts on his resume, but he's also got a helluva lot more fights. In my fights, I've hurt people in every way. Head kick knockouts and punching knockouts. I think I'm faster, longer, and more dynamic. I think people can expect if they're fans of Chris Leben's fighting style then they're going to be fans of Andrew Craig's. I think I'm a more refined Chris Leben. I'm younger, I'm more athletic, and I have way more to offer than just swinging for the fences. I have crisp striking that can put people down."

-- Changing of the guard? It's no big secret that UFC middleweight Chris Leben could be nearing the end of his illustrious career, but is Andrew Craig the guy to send him on his way? "Highlight" thinks so, telling that he's new and improved version of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season one veteran. Both men are coming off losses, Leben dropping a snoozer to Derek Brunson and Craig losing for the first time in a close bout against Brazilian Ronny Markes. Do you think Craig is correct and he'll be too much for "The Crippler" when they square off next weekend (July 6, 2013) at UFC 162 in Las Vegas, Nevada?

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