On the fall of smaller promotions in the wake of the UFC's rise: "The way I see it, it's a pity to see certain organizations disappear like Strikeforce and WEC. Those organizations could be bigger today. Guys like Marlon Sandro have no desire to be in the UFC and face their childhood friends. By signing up, you find out if you'll give up your own dreams, or defeat a friend. That happened with Marcos Galvao and Eduardo Dantas. In Bellator, that's even more likely to since the tournament winner gets to fight for the belt."
On the tough road fighters have in the UFC if they don't want to fight friends: "In the UFC, the road is a bit longer for a guy like Hacran Dias, who's in the same weight class as (Jose) Aldo. Right now we have three athletes in the UFC at 185 pounds: Caio Magalhaes, Thales Leites and Ronny Markes. They're all doing well. Sooner or later they'll face each other. No one wants to step over their friend. Hacran's time may come when Aldo is no longer champion."
On his WSOF contract: "I guess my contract will expire eventually, though I would gladly fight for [WSOF]. I have never fought in the U.S. before. It's a dream of mine. And I would come back if they called me since. I wish to continue fighting in high-profile cards and climb up the rankings so I have a chance to get into the UFC."
On his jiu-jitsu standing out in Australia: "In Brazil, there are tons of Brazilian jiu-jitsu academies. In Australia, you are a very rare and desirable commodity."