Monday, January 29, 2007

Unleashing the Beast

Marvin Eastman may be an underdog, but he's ready for Rampage.

On Saturday night, Marvin Eastman will fight before the eyes of thousands at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and millions more watching on pay-per-view.

A few days later, he'll be back at work as a correctional officer at a Las Vegas jail.

Marvin Eastman (right) is prepared to take on Rampage Jackson.Such is the contrast of life as a UFC fighter when you're not a headlining star. But things can change quickly in the UFC. If Eastman can manage to beat Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 67, he would announce himself as a force to be reckoned with, even at 37 years of age.

And it's not within the realm of impossibility. Eastman (13-6-1 overall) already holds a victory over Jackson (25-6) on his pro record. Of course, it was over six years ago, and only Jackson's third professional fight, but it's a win nonetheless.

"He's tough and I have not one bad thing to say about him," Eastman said of Jackson. "He does the same things he did a long time ago, but he does them better. I just have to make sure my game is tight. I'm not worried about what he does, but what I need to do. I'm not worried about his style. In the UFC, everyone's tough and anyone can beat you."

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