"I'm not afraid of any of them. And that goes for Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz and anyone else in the lightheavyweight division. I'm more well-rounded than all of them. I've still got holes in my game. The only guy who doesn't is Fedor. But Irvin and I are working on it, fixing my flaws, hunting for his. It's almost programmed, playing out as planned. I'll be ready in 2008. And when Fedor slips, I'll be there."
-- Undefeated UFC heavyweight star Brandon Vera -- who has not fought inside the Octagon since late 2006 because of contract and management issues -- is quoted on ABS-CBNNews.com as saying that he's a more well-rounded fighter than some of the best in the sport ... except for PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko.