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'Patience' the key for Thiago Silva against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101

"... the UFC has given me a good chance to recover my name. I’ll face a tough guy, I’ll give my best and train a lot. It will be a tough fight, sure, he’s a very good fighter, but I'm prepared. Anyone who knows me knows how I fight, I go for it and only on will be standing after the fight, for sure.... Caution, not to be nervous. I thought I wouldn’t be nervous with Lyoto, because he runs a lot, but in the first minute I was already pulling my hair off ... I think patience is the key.... this revenge is what I want most in my life, brother."

-- Chute Boxe-trained Thiago Silva reflects in an interview with on what went so wrong in the knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 94: "St. Pierre vs. Penn 2" earlier this year and how he intends to learn from the first setback in his promising career. He has a tough rebound fight against former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on August 8. He'll take his time in that one and no doubt look to get back to his throat-slashing ways against 205-pound winner of the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). If he's successful it will be his first step on the road back to trying to slay the elusive "Dragon."

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