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Steven Siler Says He Used to Miss School Because of His MMA Love

November 12, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Steven Siler recently spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of his fight with Darren Elkins at UFC 154 about his early career and more. Check out the highlights:

On missing school because he’d sleep in after spending all night following sports: “I’d have intentions of going to school, but then I’d look up at the clock and see it’s noon or 1. Well, what’s the point of going if there’s only a little bit of school left?”

On early setbacks before he met Jorge Lopez: “At that time, I couldn’t even dream of being in the UFC or making a life through fighting. He was like a little brother to me. Bigger than me, but I respected his opinion. I took him up on it, and me and him went to jiu-jitsu school.”

On his fighting style: “I’ve got a lot of submission victories, but I love standing up and catching on to a lot of the maneuvers. I never thought about kneeing anyone in the face, and then I fought Clopton and I figured I could do it. I think I’m catching on to things rather quickly.”

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