UFC Quick Quote: Keith Jardine looking to make a statement against Thiago Silva at UFC 102

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"(This fight) means a lot for me. I'm on my way to the top right now and I'm only getting better. With this fight I want to go out and make a statement. I think me and him make a perfect fight because we both like to stand there and we both like to hit each other and get hit. I've beat a lot of great guys; I've had a lot of great fights. I've got all the traction I need. Once I string some wins together, they can't deny me a title fight."

"The Dean of Mean" prepares for his light heavyweight showdown with Thiago Silva at UFC 102 from The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, on August 29. The Greg Jackson-trained slugger is an even 3-3 in his last six fights and needs to put a string of wins together if he ever plans to challenge for the 205-pound crown in his UFC career. Jardine has been on the brink before with his wins over Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, but followed up those stellar performances with a loss, effectively derailing his title chances. Will a "statement" against the 13-1 Thiago Silva be enough to get him back into contendership? Or will it be a longer road back for the Dean?

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