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Sage Yoshida, one of several seasoned fighters gearing up for this Saturday’s “Destiny: Na Koa II” card at the Blaisdell, has been smiling a lot these days. Truth be told, that’s really his game face he’s wearing. “I’m just going to go out there and do my best because, regardless of the outcome, I’m still going to have a smile on my face and exhibit the utmost respect for my opponent,” he says. Good for you, Sage. Other fighters on the card include Dustin Kimura, Russell Doane, Johnavan Vistante, Toby Misech, Ron Jhun and Ray Cooper … “The Ultimate Fighter” is back on FX and premiers this Tuesday. This year, it’s between Team (Jon) Jones and Team (Chael) Sonnen. Hawaii boy Sale Sproat (3-1) is one of the 28 middleweights who will compete in The Ultimate Fighter 17 … It’s never too late to say “congratulations,” and here’s a big one for Max “Blessed” Holloway, who crushed Leonard Garcia last month during UFC 155. Holloway increased his record to 7-1 and is on a three-fight win streak. That’s what I call taking it to the Max!