"I think it's do-or-die for both of us. We are in the same predicament. We have to show the UFC that we belong here…. All in all [the move to welterweight] is a very good thing for me. I can't go on binges a week at a time, eating or drinking. If I go off the wagon, I'm not going to make weight…. I feel like being injured like that ... being on a losing streak, it gives you the time to reflect when sitting on sidelines. It makes you appreciate being able to be in there. I'm really excited just to be able to get that feeling again, to feel that glory and that rush fighting in front of so many people. I've been putting my time in since March, and for all the hard work and dedication I've put in, it's time to cash in."
-- Pete Sell talks to Newsday.com about his upcoming fight against Josh Burkman at UFC 90: "Silva vs. Cote" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on October 25. It will mark the first fight for "Drago" at welterweight and his first fight in more than a year -- he has been sidelined with a nagging shoulder injury. Sell has lost four of his last five fights inside the Octagon, meaning that he is likely in a must win situation. "The People’s Warrior" is in a slump of his own with three losses in his last four attempts, which could mean that this is a possible "loser leaves town match."