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The honesty of Costa Philippou

Costa Philippou says he's been training hard for his next fight against Riki Fukuda at UFC 148 in Las Vegas. Videojournalists: Mario Gonzalez and Mark LaMonica (June 14, 2012)

Costa Philippou says he rarely watches his opponents' past fights. To him, it's all the same -- a fight is a fight is a fight. He'll leave the film analysis to his trainers, Ray Longo and Matt Serra.

For Philippou, a middleweight who faces Riki Fukuda at UFC 148 this Saturday, he'd rather focus on the things he does and needs to do to win the fight.

The Massapequa resident's honesty in the video embedded here is refreshing. Give it a look and see if you agree.

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