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UFC 163 Tom Watson Not Concerned With Fighting Brazilian In Brazil

UFC 163 Tom Watson Not Concerned With Fighting Brazilian In Brazil

For Tom Watson, travel has just become the norm for him during his MMA career.

Watson, a British-born fighter, actually trains in the U.S., so even when he returns home to fight, he is still forced to jump on a plane.

In August, “Kong” will do just that again, this time, though, he’ll head to Brazil and UFC 163 to welcome Thales Leites back to the Octagon.

“It will be a good experience going to Brazil,” said Watson, in a recent interview with Rick Lee of RMSports. “I have heard (about) the fights over there. It should be a good atmosphere.”

Watson (16-5) has split his two previous UFC bouts, defeating Stanislav Nedkov via TKO earlier this year after dropping a decision to Brad Tavares last September. He owns eight career knockout finishes.

Being a veteran of the sport, and the rigors that go with it, Watson said the biggest thing about fighting overseas is “getting the flight out of me. I don’t think there will be much of a difference (fighting in Brazil compared to England).”

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