Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/20/12
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Last week was another good week of training, and brings me a step closer to my next fight, scheduled for April 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, against Italy's Alessio Sakara. It will have been just over six months since my last fight by the time I get to grips with Sakara and, yes, I am delighted to be back doing what I love to do -- both in the gym and then in the Octagon, where it all counts. In terms of my specific preparation for this fight, I've really been working hard on my jiu-jitsu and wrestling with a whole host of top-level guys, including Roan Carneiro, Douglas Lima, Chip Coffey, Roberto Traven, Rafael Assuncao and many others. In fact, there are a ton of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts at my gym right now and it's very educational to be able to roll with them. Therefore, in addition to working on all areas of my game, I have placed particular emphasis on improving my submission game this time around. Also, we've got a bunch of different Division I collegiate wrestlers coming...
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