UFC Fight Night 28's Elias Silverio Looking For Victory & Weight Class Change
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.04.2013
He also talks weight cutting…
- Elias Silverio spoke about tonight's fight with Joao Zeferino and cutting to lightweight. Here are the highlights…
On Dropping to Lightweight: "I've been a welterweight thus far, but after winning my next fight, I'd like to drop to lightweight. It's not necessarily because I want to drop in weight, but because everyone else does it. I feel obligated to do the same."
On Weight Cutting: "I don't agree with aggressive weight cuts," he said. "But I already fought in New Jersey at Ring of Combat, and it was a 160-pound catchweight bout. As I had never cut weight before, it was the first time I did it, and I had no medical supervision. It was hard, and I didn't feel well. I suffered with that weight cut. But I felt OK during the fight, at least."
On Signing With The UFC: "When I got the UFC contract, it was an emotional high," Silverio said. "I didn't care who I had to face, even if it was Georges St-Pierre. As the training days went on, I became more used to the idea of fighting in the UFC."
On Facing Joao Zeferino Tonight: "He trades on the feet but soon seeks to fight on the ground," he said. "I doubt he'll want to trade with me. He'll try to take me down, but I'm not going to let him. And I'll be putting on a show for the crowd. I am going to keep it on the feet. I plan to knock him out. I'll spend every moment looking to strike with him."