Thiago Silva Refuses To Lose In His Home Country
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.08.2013
He's defending his territory...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Thiago Silva (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) said that he will be defending his home country when he fights Matt Hamill (11-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 29 tomorrow night.
On his "Fight of the Night" and "Knockout of the Night" win over Rafael Cavalcante: "I like the money, but I fight to win. I'm so happy because of the performance. I had a good performance and I proved to everyone I'm back, and I'm back in good condition. So that was the most important to me."
On his plans to finish: "I'm ready to fight three rounds. I always respect my opponent, but inside the cage I move forward and I try to finish the fight. I want to finish the fight of course in the first round, but as soon as I finish the fight it's going to be better for me because I won't get hurt and I want to fight again as soon as possible."
On not losing in his home country: "That's my territory, I like to defend my territory. I'll try to defend my territory like a lion."