“I had a great camp at American Top Team,” said Silva. “I’m 100 percent, no injuries. For the first time, I’m going to a fight with no injuries. I did a great camp and I’m ready for three great rounds.”
“I saw a lot of openings in his game. He has many qualities, but also does some mistakes, and we’ll explore that. The most important is that I’m physically and mentally well. I will explore those mistakes and try to finish the fight as fast as possible.”
“He’s a great athlete, his striking is dangerous and he’s a not fool on the ground, but I have in my mind that I’m going to win. If I have to stand with him, I will go for it. If he gives me the opportunity to take him down… The most important is to get the victory no matter how.
“MMA is a mix of martial arts and I have to be ready to do everything. That’s what I always tried to do, evolve standing and on the ground. I have to be complete. Fabricio Werdum, for an example, is a well-rounded fighter. You have to be good everywhere, but I will come back to my roots if I have to. It will be worth it.”