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UFC 92: Mostapha Al Turk Says 'I Do My Talking in the Cage' vs. Cheick Kongo

The three fights at the top of the UFC 92 card (Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir, Wanderlei Silva vs. Rampage Jackson) are so big that hardly anyone is talking about the other seven fights on the card.

But UFC 92 is a solid card from top to bottom, and I think the heavyweight fight between Mostapha Al-Turk and Cheick Kongo is a particularly interesting one.

I've always liked Kongo, who has won five of his seven fights since entering the UFC two and a half years ago. But I think Al-Turk (whose six wins all came in the first round) is an opponent who will make for a good fight to watch, even though it's unlikely that he'd beat Kongo.

Here's what Al-Turk says to
"I'm well-rounded and feel like I can go all the way if I keep my head down and work hard. I haven't got anything new to offer. I'm not an expert in some new, unknown martial art. I've got a bit of everything and I believe I have what it takes to get me where I want to go. I'm not going to be some big, over the top personality – I'm just a fighter. I do most of my talking in the cage. ...

"Kongo's a tough guy with excellent stand-up and improved ground game. I'm expecting a real rough and tough fight from him. I'm not expecting a walk in the park or anything like that. Once you get to this kind of level all the fights are tough. I'm going to go in there and give it 100% for as long as the fight lasts.

"He's solidified himself as a title contender and if I beat him I'll be thrown right into the mix. Kongo's a well-known face in MMA and it would be a good scalp for me should I get the win."
For the first fight of the pay-per-view show, this should be a good one.

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