Thiago Silva is a rising star in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. The undefeated Brazilian burst onto the UFC title landscape two months ago with a huge KO victory over Houston Alexander at UFC 78. Silva sat down with Tatame.com to discuss a variety of topics. Below are some of the highlights loosely translated from Portuguese.
Silva On His Move To American Top Team?
I’m anxious, I can’t wait to get there. It’s a good change and I’m really happy. I’m on the biggest Vale-Tudo event of the world (UFC) and needed a bigger infrastructure, which doesn’t exist in Brazil yet. That’s why I choose to change. I did research and saw that ATT is one of the best gyms of the world and has lot’s of great fighters. I’ll move to by the end of the month, but I don’t know where I’ll live. The people from ATT are taking care of this for me.
Silva On His Next Opponent:
I’ll fight against Rashad Evans on May 24th. I wanna continue unbeaten, that’s my goal. I know he likes to get down and work on ground n’ pound. He has a heavy hand too, but nothing that scares me. I’ll work on a better way to defeat him, because I wanna fight for the UFC belt this year.
Silva On Who He’d Like To Fight Down The Road:
There’s a lot of guys that I would like to fight in UFC, but I think I would to fight against Lyoto Machida and Chuck Liddell, because they like an exchanging fight.
Silva On Fighting Former Training Mates Shogun Or Wanderlei Silva:
No problem with that. I’m a professional. Here’s the thing: friends are friends, business is business. It happened on my last fight with Houston Alexander. He is a great friend of mine, was my first American friend and I happened to fight with him.
Silva On His UFC Contract:
I resigned for more four fights and I’ll do the first of them against Rashad Evans.
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