Blame Randy Couture if Matt Mitrione Takes Cheick Kongo Down and Shouts Sweet Nothings In His Ear

UFC heavyweight contender, Matt Mitrione speaks ahead of this UFC 137 co-main event bout with Cheick Kongo this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, explaining he may just take the fight to the ground after working with the legendary fighter, Randy Couture on his ground game.

Mitrione, speaking via, said:

“I have so much more time to train and improve as a mixed martial artist now, as opposed to when I first started out in ‘09. This is a full-time job and passion for me now, and I truly believe I am reaping the benefits. I travel to quite a few gyms across America now, as I feel it’s important to find the right type of training and the environment that best suits me. I know that time isn’t on my side and I know that I can’t wait years and years to mature and develop as a mixed martial artist. I need to make my move now and become the best possible fighter I can be at this stage in my life. “

“I remember one day Randy beating the living s— out of me on the ground and yelling at me in the process. He was saying, ‘Look, kid, you’re supposed to have a lot of potential, and one day you might be something, but right now you’re on your back getting your ass kicked. Unless you figure out a way of changing that, you’re going nowhere.’ If I happen to take you down and have my way with you on the ground on Saturday, don’t blame me, blame Randy Couture. Also, if I happen to shout sweet nothings in your ear in the process, again, blame “Captain America,” not me. It’s all his doing”

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