"The biggest thing to prove to myself is that I belong with the elite fighters. I should be fighting the elite fighters, which means fighting in the UFC. I just want to fight in the UFC period I don't care if I'm fighting top-10, top-five opponents. If you're in the UFC, you're fighting top fighters and I just want to prove I belong in there. If I lose this fight I deserve to be cut. And I'll be pretty honest actually, the way I performed in my last fight I could be cut right now. They didn't have to give me this chance against Anthony Perosh. But the UFC gave me this chance and I want to prove I can be much better than I did last time. But I want to prove to myself that I can be in the UFC and that I belong there."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes tells Fight! Magazine that he would deserve to be cut from the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the hypothetical situation where he lost his upcoming fight with Anthony Perosh at UFC 163 on Aug. 3, 2013. Magalhaes will be making a return to his home country of Brazil for the fight and has a lot of pressure on his shoulders after delivering a less than stellar performance against Phil Davis in his last trip to the Octagon at UFC 159. The 29-year-old is 1-1 since returning to the UFC in 2012 and is eager to pick up an impressive win over "The Hippo" to prove that he is indeed a UFC caliber competitor. Magalhaes is 1-3 overall in his UFC career and cannot afford another loss if he hopes to avoid being released from the Las Vegas-based promotion for a second time.
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