Charlie Brenneman On Erick Silva : “We’ll find out real quick if his black belt judo and jiu-jitsu is the real deal." | UFC News

June 7, 2012 12:05 pm by bjpenn.com staff 24 Comments

By Jamie McAllister
Charlie Brenneman in an interview with MMAweekly Radio.

Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman faces the highly touted Erick Silva at UFC on FX 3 this Friday night at the Bank Atlantic Centre.

Brenneman who snapped Rick Story’s six fight winning streak comments on Silva.

“If he’s the better man and proves me wrong, I’ll have no trouble saying that I was wrong and he was much better than I thought,”

“We’ll find out real quick if his black belt judo and jiu-jitsu is the real deal. I promise I will put that pressure on him early.”

“Yeah, I mean to me those are the guys I want to fight a la Rick Story. He hasn’t really proven that much in the UFC, however, if you hear the talk it sounds like he’s the next Anderson Silva. So I’d like to put a halt to that freight train.”

Brenneman feels all the hype around Silva may not be warranted. But also knows if he is able derail Silva’s momentum that he’ll be able to get some of the respect he deserves in the welterweight division.

“He’s got such a big name, yet he hasn’t proven too much, so that’s like having cake and getting to eat it too. I get to fight a big name who hasn’t really proved themselves and so that’s all the better because it’s better than fighting a big name who’s beats the crap out of everybody.”

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