Photo of Thiago Silva via ESPN.com.
"The fact that I have not fought in a year will not affect me at all. I have been rehabilitating my injuries and training harder than ever to prove that I am one of the best fighters in the world. I am ready and healthy. April 14 in Sweden will be an amazing night! I think I'm a good fighter and I have potential to a champion one day and I will work hard to get it. I have healed my injuries and have been training very hard. The fight in Sweden will showcase how much I have improved and how hungry I am to win. My prediction is that I will fight hard like a true warrior. Everybody knows my style. When I step in the Octagon, I go to kill or die, and I will do the same on April 14th, and I will be ten times more aggressive because this fight is very important for me."
After more than a year on the sidelines for a failed drug test, 205-pound smashing machine Thiago Silva (via Low Kick) climbs back into the cage to challenge rising light heavyweight prospect Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC on FUEL TV 2 event booked for April 14 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Brazilian bomber replaces an injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and could get himself right back "in the mix" with a big win next month overseas. Or maybe he'll die trying. Who's your pick for this important division battle?