While Tito Ortiz was fuming when he discovered Forrest Griffin was prescribed Testosterone Replacement Therapy for their fight at UFC 148, Ryan Bader (Pictured) told 5thRound.com that he couldn’t have cared less that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was taking the controversial treatment for their scrap at UFC 144.
The pill was probably easier for Bader to swallow considering he walked away with a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Rampage, while Ortiz was forced to retire on the wrong end of a decision defeat.
Speaking of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Bader revealed that his upset loss to Ortiz at UFC 132 was the most humbling experience of his professional career. However, the 29-year-old turned that negative into a positive by making significant changes in his life.
Bader faces Lyoto Machida this Saturday at “UFC on FOX 4.” With an impressive showing, “Darth” can punch his light heavyweight top contender ticket.
Please click the media player below to hear what Bader had to say on Wednesday:
Ryan BaderVitals6'2" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)74" reach, OrthodoxJune 7, 1983Record14-2 (UFC: 7-2)Current Streak2 straight winsTrainingTwo-time NCAA D1 All-American in wrestlingChampionships HeldThe Ultimate Fighter 8 champion
Strengths- high level wrestler- very physically strong- knockout power in his hands- able to pick up and slam opponents- extremely good...
If there were ever a blueprint for UFC success, winning The Ultimate Fighter would seem like it should be a part of it.
A fast-paced reality competition featuring some of the most promising fighters in the world battling for a UFC contract under the tutelage of some of the sport's top stars, TUF is watched by millions and should ostensibly set each season's winner up for...
The UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs Vera event should prove 10x more exciting than the utter disappointment that was UFC 149. The fight card is filled with more fighters who not only come to fight, but fight to finish. Although neither Lyoto Machida nor Ryan Bader are the best finishers in 205lb Light Heavyweight [...]
The full 'UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera' pre-fight press conference video can be found after the break • The fighters on the dais consist of Machida, Shogun, Vera, and Bader paired off and left to right on your screen. • Lyoto and Shogun both agree that they need to fight again soon. Shogun mentions that they should coach against each other on TUF Brazil. Something...
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