"I'm not a sacrificial lamb. They needed a guy that was not only good enough but who wanted to fight Fedor. A lot of guys won't fight him. He deserves all the respect he gets, he's earned it, but I know I have a chance to win. In the end he's six feet tall and I'm six-foot-eight so obviously I'm going to keep try and keep it standing. He finishes most guys by armbar and I'm training a lot of armbar defense. I have a great camp back in Iowa and a lot of great guys to train with. If I can keep it standing and stay out of a bad position I will come out on top."
-- Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia talks to the media during this morning's press conference about facing former Pride FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko at the Affliction: Banned pay-per-view on July 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.