<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=457332" target="_blank"> Caraway: Sterling not a fighter at heart </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=457332" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=180&q=75&x=6&y=2&w=700&h=372&ro=0&s=brian-caraway.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Aljamain Sterling is undefeated in professional mixed martial arts career and 3-0 inside the UFC Octagon, but UFC 199 Bryan Caraway believes deep down he is not a fighter, but just a good athlete.</p>
Caraway spoke to MMAJunkie ahead of his fight to discuss what he thinks of Sterling as an opponent and why he believes he has the advantage in the fight:
Caraway said he thinks Sterling, a product of the Serra-Longo Fight Team in New York that produced former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, is a good athlete. But that’s his point.
Being an athlete, Caraway thinks, and being a fighter are two different things.
“I think him with his outbursts of (expletive) talking, I think that’s his own insecurities trying to pump himself up,” Caraway said. “He feels himself slipping a little bit – you can clearly see the guy’s afraid to get punched. I’m not taking away that he’s an athlete – he’s clearly an athlete. He’s No. 4 in the world for a reason. But I don’t think the guy’s a fighter in his heart. I think he’s a good athlete. I think he knows that and he’s realizing this is going to be a fight and not just a grappling/wrestling match. That’s the result of him trying to pump himself up.”
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