"It's an honor to be on what I think is the most stacked card of 2010. Everyone knows how it is when I get in the ring. It's going to be a battle, a war, and it ain't going to be pretty. I bring attention to my fight on my own, with just my enthusiasm and my action. You see my walkout, the introduction with me drooling on myself, burping in the cage and stuff. I bring plenty of excitement in my own way ... Fighting is what I do, and it's who I am. ... I'm rededicated to the sport, and more passionate about it now than ever before."
UFC lightweight Clay Guida is hoping to shed the role of division gatekeeper with a breakout performance at UFC 117, telling AOL Fanhouse that his "Silva vs. Sonnen" scrap against Rafael dos Anjos doesn't need a ton of hype because "The Carpenter" brings it for every contest. The question now is, can Guida transcend his exciting-but-limited offense under the tutelage of Greg Jackson? And what chance will he have against the Brazilian's crafty submissions?