"Phillipe ... he becomes a mean guy. He's a bad guy when he's going to fight. Anderson Silva ... he's the same way as him."
-- The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 coach Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira compares lightweight finalist Phillipe Nover to his good friend and training/business partner, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Before the latest edition of the show even started there was a major buzz about a certain 155-pound fighter who had just about everyone in awe. It turned out to be the Filipino nurse from Brooklyn, N.Y., who finished all three of his opponents while on the show in short order. The lofty comparisons to the accomplished Brazilian world beater will certainly add to the pressure when Nover challenges Efrain Escudero in the tournament-style lightweight final at TUF 8 Finale on December 13 for the "six-figure" UFC contract. Hopefully, all that added pressure doesn't work against him ... or make him faint.