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UFC Quick Quote: Tim Sylvia talks Minotauro Nogueira fight and more

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"I truly believe he [Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira] is the best heavyweight jiu-jitsu fighter in the world today. I mean, he brings to the table being a former PRIDE heavyweight champion. He's a stud. I've been watching him for a long time. I was watching Nogueira when I wasn't even fighting, yet, when I was just training. When I started fighting, I was watching him and I was like, ‘Wow, I'd like to fight him one day. He's really, really good.' I truly believe he's somebody I can go in there and beat and move me up in the rankings. Maybe, someday if everything goes right and we beat Nogueira, we can get Fedor (Emelianenko) to sign a fight. We'll get to shut the world up after that."

-- Former heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia talks about his upcoming fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the interim division championship at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" on February 2 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar also chime in on their showdown during the pre-event media conference call. For the transcript click here and for audio go here.

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