At a crossroads

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last week I was let go by the UFC. I was sad to get the news but it was expected. I've always been proud to be a UFC fighter and they have been real good to me. I can't help but to feel a bit like I'm losing a family.
As for now, I'm more motivated than ever. I'm going to take a vacation for a week then get back to work. Already, there are a lot of offers for fights coming I'm. Some are exciting. Starting over doesn't sound so bad to me. Although my career is at a crossroads my story is only half written. I have a lot of fight left in me and I continue to improve with every fight. Anyway, I'm best when the chips are stacked against me and I will make it to the top. Thanks to all of my fans.

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Thanks

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I've gotten a lot of support from fans after this fight. Thank you. Thanks to all of my teammates who have helped me prepare. Matt is a real tough guy and I have a lot of respect for him. I feel that I won that fight though. I'm not whining here because you can't leave a close fight to the judges. I do think that Herb was wrong with the point deduction and too often he has too much influence in the outcome of his fights. All I can do is go back to work and that's what I'm going to do. Thanks everyone!

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Face off

Friday, June 18, 2010

At weghins today.

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At the Palms

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm real excited for this fight.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

I officially ended my camp today. 8 weeks ago it started with Chaimberg in Montreal. Then I spent a couple of weeks at Grudge in Denver. Finished up, as always in Albuquerque. Its been a good 8 weeks. I'm excited to get on the plane tomorrow.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Danny Higgens, big Anthony, and myself after sparring today.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another tough day today but I'm feeling great. Nate Marquardt is dropping in tomorrow for my last few days. I'm lucky to do what I do.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tough day training today. Excited to be finishing up camp though.

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MEAN 1 mma & fitness

Saturday, June 5, 2010

If ur in Albuquerque call us at 505-822-MEAN(6326). Thanks!

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MEAN 1 mma & fitness

I'm at the new gym in Albuquerque. First time here since its been built. They did a great job. I'm excited!

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MEAN1mma & fitness

Friday, June 4, 2010

I have a new gym opening up in Albuquerque. Its opening tomorrow but the grand opening will be after my fight. so if ur in the area drop by tomorrow. There will be special events, demos, and I will stop by. Its on Wyoming just north of Paseo.

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Kyle Noke

Me and Noke after practice.

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Tom Murphy and I in the ice bath

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tom is in town training so I thought I would take him to the ice bath.

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A quote for today

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters." -Ernest Hemingway

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About This Blog

I was born in Butte, Montana.
A proud town known for its hard nosed rough sort of people. From there, I moved to a small town in Central Oregon where I spent a number of years before moving to Southern California. This is where I went to Canoga Park High School and then LA pierce Junior College.

I spent my last two years of college football at a division II school in Las Vegas New Mexico called New Mexico Highlands University. I finished playing football there and then coached for a few years when I met a guy teaching mma at the local rec. center. I was sold right away and drove to Albuquerque to meet Greg Jackson, who was already well known in the area. I then decided to move to Albuquerque to train with him. That was in 2000 and I have been here every since.

I got my big break in 2005 when, after my training partner Diego Sanchez did so well on The Ultimate Fighter season 1 where I got the opportunity to be on the second season of the show. Although I didn't win, I learned a lot from both Rich Franklin and my training partners while at the same time developing lifelong friendships. The show was great for my career, and has given me the opportunity to become a full time fighter and to progress to where I am today.

I have had 11 fights now in the UFC and I am currently regarded as one of the best fighters in the world.

- Keith Jardine

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