“I think the main thing is in our first fight I was nervous and I was anxious,” Silva said. “And I have replaced those emotions now. Now I’m calm and I’m driven. I really want this. Comparing my style of fighting to Cain’s style of fighting, I would have to be born again to become faster than Cain Velasquez. I’ve got 30 pounds on him. He’s going to be faster than me. So I need to work with what I have, and what I have is very, very heavy hands.
“So, I’m going to need to keep my hands healthy and heavy to go in there and I’m sure that the first punch that I really land, he’s going to go down.”
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is set to square off against Cain Velasquez next weekend at UFC 160. During yesterday’s pre-fight conference call the big man, growing ever confident in his punching power, proclaimed that he will put the champ away with the first solid blow landed.
Can he really do it?