Archive for November, 2003
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On Novenber 21, 2003, David “Tank” Abbott will be returning to the Octagon for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 10th Anniversary – UFC 45:Revolution. Tank’s opponent for the match is Welsey “Cabbage” Correira, who TKO’d Sean Alvarez in UFC 42 with a knee-left hook combination. Cabbage has been openly requesting a fight with Tank for some time, and he is now about to get his wishes/nightmares answered.
In response, Tank Abbott says, “I’m going to be knocking old Cabbage out I think. That’s if he doesn’t take my heart like he said he was going to do,” (referring to Cabbage’s speech at UFC 44). “I was like, terrified. I was like, ‘I think I better go find a hideout…I hope he doesn’t know where I live,” laughs Tank.
An interview with David L Abbott is always full of humour, clever wit, and spiced sarcasm fired straight from the hip. Tank is also a serious athlete who fights with undying passion. As UFC public relations director Jack Taylor says, “If I were going to war, I’d definitely want Tank in the trenches with me.”
And Tank is back! After taking time off for personal reasons, David Abbott is out of hibernation and ready to launch his own Blitzkrieg. “I’m feeling pretty good actually. I’ve had a little recharge of the mental batteries and I’m back in business.
“I was in a black cloud I didn’t know existed. And it’s kinda one of those things where you have a little hindsight, you look back, and you go, ‘Wow, what was I thinking of a while back?’ I was trying to operate, but …I’m back almost a hundred percent mentally, right now… So I’m doing pretty good.”