“I want it bad. I feel lucky to get rematch and the opportunity to get this one back.  He’s the type of dude that if you give him an inch, he’ll take a mile.  

“I know Kenny - he’s a brawler and if doesn’t land then he’ll get in the clinch.  I’m ready.  I have an answer for everything he brings me. 

“My dream path would be to get my two losses back. I’ll be happy if I beat Kenny.

“Deep down, I think he knows I’m a much better fighter than I showed in our last fight.  Every heavyweight has knockout power – that’s just a fact of being a heavyweight.  It doesn’t matter who you’re fighting, you just have to keep your hands up.”



“You know I beat people’s brains out?  The must mean I left some last time that I need to take care of.”

“I fought him and beat him so fast that I don’t think he knows what happened.

“I got bigger, stronger and faster since we fought.  If he’s looking at our last fight then he’s in trouble because I’ve gotten a lot better since then.

“I’m a born and bred wrestler, but I’d rather punch you in your face.  My wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu is good but I’ve never really had to use it.

“As soon as I connect, start counting.  I’ll end the fight in six punches.”



“It doesn’t mean much that I beat (Magomed) Sultanakhmedov and that he beat Jeffries in his last fight.  Whatever happens in the fight will happen.

"I just need to fight my fight and do what works for me."

“I had a good training camp and I’m ready to get back in there and get a win.”



“I’m going to take whatever he gives me.  If a spot is there to take him down I will.

“This would be a big win for me.  A finish would be awesome, points are a little boring, but a win is a win. 

“He’s kind of wild so I have to watch out for any crazy punches.

“I sparred with Rampage Jackson for his fight with Lyoto Machida and he had zero takedowns against me.”



“My background is freestyle wrestling but I can adjust to my opponent.  I respect all fighters.  His background is also freestyle wrestling, and he also has good standup.  He’s a complete fighter but I’m here to try to win.  We will see.”

“In Austria, I train people ranging from 6 years old up to 72 years old.  Everyone loves MMA inAustria.”