Former Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago has been down the UFC road before. It didn’t end so great on the first go around. He went 1-2 before leaving the Octagon in 2006.

But that wasn’t the same Jorge Santiago. He remembers himself as “garbage” back then; now he’s a professional.

Santiago realizes that he doesn’t have an easy go of it in his return. He not only faces a tough competitor in Brian Stann at UFC 130, he faces a decorated Marine hero… on Memorial Day weekend… on his home turf. Being the professional that he has become, however, Santiago keeps the fight in perspective.

“I’m honored to fight him,” the Brazilian says, “(but) it’s just a fight.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Blackzilians coach Jorge Santiago: 'We try to knock people out'

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 views

At the center of a surging MMA camp, Jorge Santiago believes that the Blackzilians style and approach to training is a big part of their success.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: Ryan Bader and Jon Jones Legal Analysis

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast featuring TUF 21 coaches Jorge Santiago and Din Thomas, plus UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader. read news >>

Knockout Radio Live: Jorge Santiago, Din Thomas and Ryan Bader

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. ET for TUF coaches Jorge Santiago and Din Thoms, as well as UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Gives Surprise Visit to Manny Pacquiao Ahead of Mayweather Fight

  • 22 days ago
  • 33 views

Ronda Rousey was honored a few months ago when boxing legend Manny Pacquiao sent her a video message, wishing her luck ahead of her UFC 184 title bout against Cat Zingano. Now ahead of one of the big read news >>