"This guy is a jerk. Everybody’s a professional fighter and all fights include provocations. Brandon Vera said he’s break my legs, that I wasn’t on his level. I don’t say things, I do. You get recognized when you do things. I’m a professional fighter, but I can’t always please everybody. There’s always somebody behind the computed with a plate filled with French fries, ready to criticize you. I fight for the fans, for the money and to put my name up there. Talking is too much easy, nobody knows what goes on in your life, your trainings… I think I did my job. Who likes it, likes it, but you can dislike it if you want."
UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva (via Tatame.com) doesn't appreciate being called out by Jon Jones after the Brazilian played patty-cake on Brandon Vera's back at last month's UFC 124 event in Montreal. Silva will try to make it two straight since recovering from a back injury when he takes on former division champion Quinton Jackson at UFC 130 on May 28. A win over "Rampage" may elevate him into a number one contender bout and if the stars align, possibly against Jones. Fireworks, anyone?