Let me just put this into perspective for those who don't really know who "The Dean of Mean" is:
Keith Jardin was a contender on The Ultimate Fighter Season 2, along with the likes of Joe 'Daddy' Stevenson, and Rashad Evans.Before being cut from the UFC, Jardin had a UFC record of 6-7. That's more losses than wins! Now he comes into this fight against Rockhold with 2 wins and 1 draw under his belt. The draw being with Strikeforce. Does this say something about the way Strikeforce matches up fights? Absolutely!It was clear that Jardin lost that fight against Mousasi, being battered after every round, with blood pouring out.According to mmafighting.com The Dean of Mean's striking accuracy is at a low 37% and his takedown accuracy is only at 47%. Jardine said he anticipated a negative reaction, but he's frustrated by those who believe he's unworthy of a fight against Rockhold. Now if we look at things a few months ago, Rockhold was given an opportunity to fight Ronaldo Souza to capture the Strikeforce Middleweight Belt. He came in there a sure underdog, but was able to capitalize on his status and win via unanimous decision.Rockhold has shown an ability to trade with any of his opponents, and he's proven he has a chin. His ground game is where he shines. The jiu-jitsu brown belt usually looks to take his opponent's back and look for the rear naked choke......Read the rest of article and see the rest of the fight card on HeavyHandsMMA.com:


 
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