Jordan Mein had an excellent UFC debut on Saturday night. In one round, he knocked out Dan Miller, who had never been knocked out before. Now he gets to put a smiley face next to Miller's name on the list he keeps.
"I wrote down every single welterweight in the UFC," Mein said to MMA Junkie. "You've got to know who you're going to fight. You've got to have goals set in mind. You've got to know what's up, what's next. I look at that list every day. Dan Miller was in there. I look at his name and I'm like, OK, I'm ready. I've got to train every day, look at it when you wake up every day."
Do you think Mein uses stickers or markers for the smiley face? Does he put a gold star when he finishes the fight? Jokes aside, Mein isn't the only fighter who is known to put his goals in writing. UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber is known to keep his goals on the wall in his bedroom, so he is looking at them every morning.
It's going to be fun to watch how Mein tackles the rest of the names. Though he's just 23, he's put together a record of 27-8. He has both youth and experience on his side.