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Tatsuya Kawajiri: I'm not cool but I go for it

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Tatsuya Kawajiri believes he and opponent Clay Guida are similar in styles (MMA Weeky)

Tatsuya Kawajiri may be a fourteen year vet and cult MMA legend, but he still thinks of himself as a grinder. Heading into his April 12 showdown in Abu Dhabi with Clay Guida, Kawajiri says that what he likes in style, he makes up for in doggedness.

"I don’t think I have the sense of making a very exciting, cool fight, like what Anderson [Silva] and [Georges St-Pierre] do, but I do have the ability to win a fight," he told MMA Junkie in a recent interview.

“My fights might not look so cool and clean, but I will just go for it. I am willing to do for a takedown 100 times, even if I get sprawled on 100 times.”

If fans think that this sounds an awful like the Japanese fighter's opponent, Guida, as well, Kawajiri agrees.

“I totally think we’re familiar. We’re the same type of fighter in that sense. It’s going to be a war, for sure," he said.

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