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Tuesday, 05/15/2012, 06:31 am

Erick Silva Would Like Yamasaki To Referee His Next Bout | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Erick SIlva in an interview with TATAME.

Silva comments on fighting abroad.

“I am sure those things won’t get to me. I’m going there to put on a great show. When we’re focused, it does not change one bit.”

Silva comments on his next opponent Charlie Brenneman.

“He’s a wrestler who likes to take guys down and stall them. That’s what we’re working on. It’s not that it’s dangerous, but we are really training a lot defensive takedowns and we’ll try to use his flaws in our favor.”

Silva comments on Brenneman avoiding a striking based battle.

“Absolutely. That’s his style taking down. He does not have great skills to trade punches. I’ve seen many tapes and I know he makes many mistakes in that area. He’s good on the ground and where he’s trying to take me and that’s where I’m working on.”

Silva comments on Mario Yamasaki as potentially referee for his next bout.

“I’d really like it if they call him up, even because I believe he didn’t mean to hurt me. After that he’s been more alert, smart and he’s been doing everything he can so it does not happen again. If he’s the referee he’s going to pay much more attention so he doesn’t make a mistake again. As an athlete, it’s not my job to have any kind of feeling towards a referee like Mario Yamasaki.”

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