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The honesty of Costa Philippou

UFC middleweight fighter Costa Philippou during an interview

UFC middleweight fighter Costa Philippou during an interview at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City. (June 11, 2012) Credit: Newsday/Mario Gonzalez

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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