UFC Quick Quote: Thiago Silva 'anxious' to stand and 'bang' with Brandon Vera

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... just as soon as he gets that pesky back injury taken care of, he tells Tatame.com.

"Everything depends on the athlete. To get there really hungry for the win sometimes is not a good thing, but everyone is different. I’ll be ready, for sure, and let’s see what happens. I think it’s a good fight, the two of us like to bang and it seems it’ll be a great fight. I’m anxious for this fight, our games match. He won’t be like trying to grab me all the time, we’ll trade a lot of punches. There’s plenty time and I still have to fix my spine. I’m doing treatment for it. It’ll take a month so I can go back to the trainings, but now I just have to wait for me to fight again."

Thiago Silva has the opportunity to send Brandon Vera to his third straight defeat when they throw leather at the upcoming UFC 125 event planned for Jan. 1, 2011. The Brazilian smasher suffered just the second defeat of his career when he was outworked by Rashad Evans at UFC 108 earlier this year. Silva prefers to keep it upright and "The Truth" may be more than happy to oblige him. Which one of these light heavyweights gets back into the title hunt -- and which one goes home?

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