UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader has come close to challenging for the championship before but always fallen short a few inches from the finish line. “Darth” is hoping to avoid another instance of disappointment this weekend when he squares off against Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 33. Though a win won’t insert him into the discussion for a title-shot, it will at least put him back on track after suffering a knockout loss to Glover Teixeira in his previous pairing. Bader recently spoke with UFC.com about what the fight means for his future and how he’s grown since showing up as the man to beat on TUF 8. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)