In the world of Ultimate Fighting, technique and discipline will always win over brute force. That's the bottom line, according to Dean Michael Smith, a congenial gent who plays some mean guitar and also happens to compete in mixed martial arts. He's been in and out of the circuit since 2002, when he travelled to the US to train and compete on a global level.
Now he's back in Australia and preparing to break back into the scene. However, in his downtime, Dean is also an avid gamer – and a veteran of the UFC series since its inception.
IGN spoke with Dean about the series, his past and how close to real-life UFC 2009 Undisputed actually is. Read on for his thoughts about the realities of professional fighting.