Bahadurzada Was Looking To Turn Pitbull Into A Poodle, However Now He Waits For A Replacement | UFC News

June 4, 2012 6:53 am by bjpenn.com staff 45 Comments

By Jamie McAllister
Siyar Bahadurzada comments to TATAME.

Bahadurzada got the call to replace Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 149 and face Thiago Alves however now it is his turn to wait for an opponent after the Brazilian was forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury.

He comments on the Alves fight and says it is still a fight he would like to have in the future.

“Yeah, I’m sad! I was looking forward to fight Alves. But maybe some other time,”

On if the UFC have told him who he could now be facing.

“No replacement yet. We’ll see.”

Prior to the withdrawal Bahadurzada had a message for Alves.

“Alves is an aggressive pitbull, but I hope I can take this pitbull and turn him into a cute poodle at UFC 149,” he said, a week ago. “I think he will stand with me until he tastes my power. Then he will immediately go for a take down! That’s when I know I broke his will and I will be looking for the finish.”

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