Declaring that you are down with OSP, and then confirming that indeed ‘Yeah you know me‘ on Twitter is very late 2010, but it’s still acceptable in certain circles. You better believe that I will be tweeting how I’m down with the ex Tennessee linebacker who is tackling his next big challenge against Gegard Mousasi tomorrow night in San Diego (See what I did there? Tackle? Because he’s a football player. So hilarious and clever). OSP spoke with Bleacher Report about his rise through the Strikeforce ranks and his bid for the now vacant light heavyweight title, which he must be in the top three for. Right? He says top five below. I say three.
“Everyone’s long term goal is the same as my long term goal and that is to be a champion. Everyone wants to be the champ and I want to be able to bring the belt back to Knoxville, TN where I am training right now. To be honest I want to beat the best in the world and Gegard is one of them. If I beat him it’ll definitely put me in the top five for the light heavyweight title.”
“My biggest strengths are that I am well rounded in kickboxing, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. I believe my athleticism gets me out of a lot of trouble. Being an athlete all of my life it helps out a lot. When I played football it caused me to be quick on my feet and to be a quick thinker. Football is all about discipline and patience and I use all of that today in MMA”
“I put myself in every scenario possible,” “I put myself in bad situations and try to see myself getting out of them. Every scenario I put myself in never seems to happen and I am talking about over 1000 different possibilities. I don’t know how and I couldn’t even tell you how this fight is going to go, but I can tell you this, at the end of the day my hand will be the one that gets raised.”
Winner of this fights Feijao for the belt?