It can be a blessing and a curse to fight in your hometown, and while Mike Russow felt the pressure, he was much more elated to perform for the Chicago crowd on Saturday night.
Russow fought a hard battle against John Olav Einemo, but came out victorious, his fourth in the UFC.
Talking with MMAWeekly.com after the fight, Russow admits the pressure of fighting in his hometown was tough, but ultimately it was worth it.
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UFC on Fox 2 post-fight press conference with Rashad Evans, Phil Davis, Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping, Lavar Johnson, and Mike Russow more
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Interviews with UFC Fighter Kyle Noke and Coach Mike Winkeljohn. more
Nam Phan lets us in on a day of his life including a training session at his academy in Garden Grove, California, plus reveals his walk-out shirt at an exclusive photo shoot at Affliction Clothing headquarters. Watch Nam take on Mike Brown live and free on UFC's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/UFC#!/UFC?sk=app_116056818485426 - this Saturday at 2:45/5:45PM PT/ET more
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This is the first official trailer for The Hammer, based on the truly inspiring life of Deaf UFC Fighter Matt Hamill. more
MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant sits down with the writers / producers Joseph McKelheer and Eben Kostbar and gets the story behind "The Hammer," a film based on the life of newly retired UFC fighter Matt Hamill. The film recounts how Matt, who was born completely deaf, went from high school wrestling star to professional MMA fighter thanks to the guidance and support his grandfather offered him. Joe and Eben let us know why they wanted to tell Matt's story, what the difficulties were and how the fighter felt when he first saw the film. They also address the challenges of making a movie that correctly represents the hearing-impaired community, and the surprise they got when Former UFC champ Rich Franklin showed up for work.
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