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Ali Influenced by Arnold in Octagon

Ali Bagautinov says Arnold Schwarzenegger dictated his UFC 167 gameplan
By John Morgan, MMA Junkie
"Ali Bagautinovā€˜s nickname, 'Puncher King,' leaves little question as to his preferred plan of attack. But as the Russian flyweight walked to the cage on Saturday night, a quick observation led him to take a different approach.

"'On my way to the cage, I saw Arnold Schwarzenegger,' Bagautinov explained. 'As a kid, I spent a lot of times watching his films, and I thought that it might be his time to watch me for a bit, as well.'

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