I don’t know about you, but I just don’t picture Javier Vazquez when I think about all of the things I hate most on this planet. I think about things like fruit flies, okra, circus clowns and Atlanta traffic. Javier Vazquez has never popped up on my list of things to display hatred towards, but I’m not Joe Stevenson and I don’t have to fight him this weekend at UFC on Versus 4.
Apparently, a close relative of Javier’s started a romoshop-a-thon picture contest on the UG recently and the typically smiling Joe Stevenson is not happy about it. Here’s what he had to say about Javi Vazquez, the pictures and the upcoming fight when he talked to Ariel on the MMAHour this week:
“I knew he was going to do that before. He trains with a lot of the same people I train with back at home. It’s something I knew he was going to try to do. But I think he messed up. Rather than being a mind game, it became personal. I really will break something if I get the chance.”
“My intensity picked up, probably what you’ll notice in this fight is hatred. A lot of times when I fight someone I’m smiling. Generally, I’m in a good mood and trying to be happy. But trying to maintain this weight down here and training extra hard to be here, and losing three fights in a row has definitely made me angry.”
Broken things, hatred and anger-that sure sounds more like the 1980’s Lou Ferrigno version of the Hulk or really any episode from any season of The Bad Girls Club than it does the smiling Joe Stevenson we’ve seen over the years in the UFC. Either way Joe says we better expect to see that so you might want to get a hard hat and some safety goggles ready to protect you from the impending flying shards of human this Sunday night. [Source]