Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
If Anderson Silva thinks he's going to run through Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 on Saturday night in Rio, he's in for a "hell" of a surprise.
When you see my face, hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell.
When you walk my way, hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell.
All-American Psychos? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight soldier Stephan Bonnar raises some very valid points heading into his UFC 153 main event showdown against Anderson Silva, which is scheduled to go down this Saturday night (Oct. 13, 2012) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
From his conversation with Fighters Only:
"Nobody has ever walked through me. I'm going in there to fight him, not to just go in there and think it was cool to share an Octagon with Anderson Silva. I'm going to give everything, fight my heart out, like I did in the fight with Forrest Griffin (in 2005) which changed the sport. That's what I bring to the cage that Anderson maybe hasn't seen too many times in his career. I've got to give him a fight, I'm got to get him on the back foot, rough him up, and that's what I'm going to do. I've been hit by bigger, stronger guys and never been stopped. I mean, look at every fight I've ever had - I've been hit with lots of big shots but I get up and keep coming. Anderson is so damn good, but no-one has ever walked through me and I will keep coming at him no matter what he throws my way. I get in there any go after it. I don't stall, I don't get stood up (due to inactivity), I go out there any put it on my opponent and I am going to give Anderson Silva hell. Very rarely in life does a great opportunity come along for anyone. Getting the biggest shot of my career."
Bonnar (15-7) welcomes the middleweight champion (back) to the 205-pound division and won't be as susceptible to a "Spider" bite like James Irvin and Forrest Griffin were. That's because "The American Psycho" hasn't been manhandled in seven professional defeats.
Looking back, the only two people to ever stop him were cageside physicians. That means we could have ourselves a good old-fashioned slugfest come Saturday night. In fact, we may even have an upset for the ages.
Who among you is ready to go out on a limb and predict the Brazilian falls in front of a shocked hometown crowd?