Chris Camozzi used to be an undercard fighter that I knew about through a mutual friend in the fight business. “Camozzi’s old-school” my buddy would say, “You would like him.” It may be the inherent hipster in me, but I don’t like to be told what to like, unless it involves Twizzlers or Metal Gear Solid — even then. That was impression number 1. But I watched Camozzi duke it out with a man I can’t recall to make it into the TUF 11 house, then watched him get unceremonioulsy yanked from said house when he tried to hide the fact that his jaw was broken. That left impression number two.
Impression number three came today. When, in one of many of Camozzi’s fantastic blog posts, he spoke about his love of the fight game, and stepping up when you’re called. Camozzi was called all right — he’s gone through a veritable rollercoaster of opponents for his upcoming fight in Brazil at UFC on FX 8. First he stepped in on relatively short notice to face TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira in Brazil, th