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Bobby Green: Most UFC fighters too worried about winning rather than putting on exciting fights

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Bobby Green thinks many fighters have the wrong mentality when they get into the UFC.

The UFC lightweight told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he believes fighters get into the big leagues and try to hang on there for dear life — even if that means grinding out some victories just to put a “W” on their record. That mindset seems to annoy Green to no end.

“F*ck that,” Green said. “You’re supposed to live in the moment. I have not liked any of my fights since I’ve been in the UFC. All these guys are just trying to win. I’m trying to make the most exciting fights happen. I want to make the next Ali and Frazier fight. I want to have the next Dominick Cruz and T.J. [Dillashaw] fight, the next Conor [McGregor] and Nate [Diaz] fight — those fights that put you on the edge of your seat.”

Green (23-6) has been out of action since November 2014 after suffering a torn quad, followed by a torn ACL. He has been cleared to fight now and he’ll take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 199 on June 4 in Los Angeles. “King” isn’t sure Poirier will come to fight in that bout, but he hopes so.

“All I’m saying is that all these guys are pitty-patting and trying to get a ‘W,'” Green said. “I’m trying to get a check. I’m trying to get a real big check. … I’m trying to knock Dustin’s head off.”

Green, 29, put together an eight-fight winning streak before and was closing in on a lightweight title shot before falling to Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson. The former Strikeforce standout owns wins over Josh Thomson, James Krause and

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