Photo of Patrick Cote via Sherdog.com.
"I want to erase the last fight I did against Tom Lawlor in the UFC management's head. That was a pretty bad fight, I take the blame for that. I feel like I'm reborn in the UFC, have to come back and show I deserve to be there. I improved much more my game, especially my wrestling, now I'm ready to be back and show the world my new skills. I'm not going to bring back the old Cote, I'm going to bring back a new Cote. You're going to see a lot of improvement, but still a lot of power in my hands, and a solid chin."
-- Thanks to Vitor Belfort's broken hand, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender, Patrick Cote, who was released by the world's largest fight promotion following his unanimous decision loss to Tom Lawlor at UFC 121 back in Oct. 2010, is getting another crack at eight-sided infamy. And, as he tells Sportsnet.ca, he badly wants to erase the memory of that defeat. He'll get the chance to do so on Sat., July 7, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he takes on Cung Le at UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2." Considering their respective styles, "The Predator" won't have to worry about getting out grappled this time out. But when he loads up and lets those hands fly next month, will he find success against the Sanshou striker? Or will Le break the hearts of Canadian fans everywhere and send Maniacs like jay home unhappy?