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Update: ‘Waifish’ Kit Cope is off Vegas kickboxing card with testosterone replacement therapy issues

Steve Cofield

UPDATE: Kit Cope is now off the Lion Fights card because of problems with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. Watch the video with a cool dummy at his side to hear Cope's side of the story.

For a guy with a 4-7 record in mixed martial arts, Kit Cope has always been able to maintain some buzz amongst MMA fans. It helps when you have a big mouth and a history with Gina Carano. People want to hear what Cope has to say.

This weekend, he can lean on his fighting a little more as he goes back to his roots on a big kickboxing card in Las Vegas. A muay thai champ for much of his early 20's, Cope explained why he's back in the ring with the bigger gloves.

"I never really left on purpose. It's just that there weren't anymore interesting kickboxing fights. There weren't anymore interesting kickboxing promotions. Now finally there's a resurgence from the mid-90's, where it's starting to gain popularity," said Cope.{ysp:more}

The 34-year-old is fighting all the way down at 147 pounds. He's spent most his MMA career at 155. Cope lost to some pretty high level MMA fighters including Kenny Florian in his lone UFC fight and Rob McCullough in the WEC. You'll notice a trend with his MMA losses, the word "submission" is awfully prevalent. Cope can laugh about his deficiencies. He acknowledges that he simply has more passion for the stand-up game.

"You'll see a lot of awesome action. All the stuff when you're into the UFC, you're watching and people are cheering, and they're like 'oh my gosh, this is so awesome.' That's cause they're standing up and doing muay thai," Cope said. "That's what we're doing. So you get to stand up and cheer and think it's awesome the entire time. Instead of waiting for (the referee) to stand them up."

Cope is part of Lion Fight Promotions: "Battle In The Desert 4" at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this Saturday.

Check out the entire interview. Cope also updates everyone on his television career and his thoughts on Gina Carano and her June fight cancellation.

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