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Mike Richman Says He’s Not Going to Be Less Aggressive Following November Loss

February 7, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Mike Richman recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight against Mitch Jackson tonight at Bellator 88, his loss to Shahbulat Shamhalaev in November and more. Check out the highlights:

On his gameplan moving forward: “I’m still going to get in the pocket because I like to f—ing destroy people. I’m not going to be hesitant. I’m not going to be scared to get clipped. I’ll still go in there with guns blazing.”

On his loss to Shamhalaev: “I wanted to go out there and get a highlight-reel finish and keep giving it to the fans, and he just capitalized, really.”

On his fight with Jackson: “This is actually a fight we’ve wanted, locally, for about two-to-three years now. The timing was never right – he was always booked to fight someone else, and so was I – but we were always pretty much the No. 1 and No. 2 guys in the Minnesota rankings, or what people thought. I’m gonna knock him the f— out and send him back to Savage Entertainment or whatever shitty local promotion he’s built his 20-2 record on or been smashing turds in. I mean, this is my house. He’s coming to my house. Bellator’s my house.”

On his plan for the fight: “I look at every fight like I’m going into them and finish early – Mike Tyson style. This dude’s not even on my level. He’s not on the level of the rest of the guys in Bellator either, and I’m going to show that. Don’t call it a comeback because I’m going to come out there and be just as ferocious, just as nasty. I’m gonna be in the pocket and looking to just destroy everyone in my path. I’m not going to be gunshy and I’m looking to take people’s heads off.”

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