UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva on the Birmingham battle

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"I know that this fight will show who is going to lose. The event will sell it this way, two unbeaten guys. I wanna do a great fight, a great show."

-- Lyoto Machida via Tatame.com

"It’ll be a good fight, we’re determined fighters. I trained a lot and I’ll do my job. I believe it’ll be a fight with more strategy. Lyoto likes to escape, fight moving backwards, it’s his style, but it’ll do my job.... I can’t say that I like (facing Brazilian fighters), but I want the belt, and wanna prove my talent and win. I want the belt. I already can fight for the belt. I’ve already showed UFC what I can and what I can’t do. I’m here to fight for the belt."

-- Thiago Silva via Tatame.com

Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva comment for the first time on their huge 205-pound showdown at UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben" at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18. The winner of the bout will likely earn a title shot in early 2009.

(Thanks to BloodyElbow.com for the assist.)

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