"I was very well prepared physically and technically, my team deserves congratulations. They did an excellent job. I really did give it my best and I'm here to prove I'll take on anyone at all to prove Brazilians are macho and go all the way to the end. I'd like to thank all my fans. Were you excited? I'm just happy to have made you all enthusiastic!! It was worth it for the fans, my crew...and now let's go for the next one!!"
-- Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva in a message to fans from his official blog following his unanimous decision loss to Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell at UFC 79: "Nemesis" on December 29.