UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is set to defend his title this Saturday night (August 27, 2011), against Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC 134 in Rio. He's been soaking everything in as the fight looms and he spoke with Arial Helwani of MMA Fighting during the open media workouts yesterday.
"The Spider" explained what it's like to be back fighting in Brazil, facing Okami and whether or not Chael Sonnen has the recipe to defeat him. He also brushed off rumors about appearing up on the upcoming UFC on FOX event in November.
What may have been the most impressive thing about the brief interview is that Silva responded almost entirely in English. It seems he may care about marketing himself more than we were led to believe.