Keith Jardine Talks TUF Finale Match Up With Matt Hamil

Keith Jardine and Matt Hamil will meet up tomorrow night at the TUF Finale in 205lb. action and the “Dean Of Mean” recently discussed the match up:

On Starting Fresh: “I want to get rid of all my losses (and) all my wins. I want to put those behind me, and I've never done that before. I've never started fresh, and that's what this is for me.”

On Getting To Where He Thinks He Should Be: “I've been growing through some growing pains, and I've been in a little bit of a slump,” he said. “I needed to go through those pains to get to here. In my heart, I knew that I wasn't where I wanted to be,” Jardine said. “I wasn't ready to carry the UFC torch yet.”

On Letting Loose And Hs Unorthodox Style: “I tried to be too polished and too planned in everything I was doing, and I think I've come full circle now,” he said. “I think I'm ready to let loose and exhibit a lot of stuff I've been doing. I didn't really know what I was doing that was making it so hard for people to fight me, and now I do,” he said. “It's more doing it on purpose than on accident.”

On His Fight With Matt Hamill: “Honestly, this fight's been more about me than Hamill,” he said. “Hamill brings some really good stuff to the table, but this training has been more about getting me to where I need to be. Trying to have a little bit more fun and being more free in my boxing and my wrestling and my jiu jitsu. It's not about what people think of me (or) about my history of wins and losses. I don't care about any of that. This is all about me and going out there and having fun fighting. I'm in a better place than I've ever been.”