Monday, February 19, 2007

Veteran Wiuff Expects Big Performance Against Nakamura

Travis Wiuff has seen it all. The veteran has fought across the globe for virtually every promotion under the sun. Splitting time at heavyweight and light heavyweight, Wiuff has more ring experience than most MMA superstars while suffering just a handful of losses. The Minnesotan is also an engaging guy who happens to be a pretty darn good fighter.

Yet hardly anybody knows who he is. A win on Saturday night could change that.

Wiuff is scheduled to square off against rugged Japanese fighter Kazuhiro Nakamura on the PRIDE card in Las Vegas. The fight will be one of the several televised fights on the Japanese promotion’s second Stateside show, and to say that Wiuff is excited would be an understatement.

"I can't wait for this fight," Wiuff told "Nakamura is a tough fighter without a doubt. He's fought some of the best guys out there and he's beaten plenty of really good, tough fighters. In reality, Nakamura has only lost to the best guys, the elite guys. He's lost to premiere fighters like (Dan) Henderson, Wanderlei (Silva), Josh Barnett; those type of fighters. I expect him to be very difficult for that reason and because he's fought on the biggest stage several times."

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