"It's been a long awaited return for me. I got injured my last fight, had to pull out. So I haven't fought since July 2 against Aaron Simpson. I've been in here a lot, working on some new things, sharpening some old things, and I'm just ready to fight again. I just want you guys to watch my fight. Hopefully I get a fast knockout or something so it will be thrown onto the televised portion of the card."
It's been a while since we've heard from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Brad Tavares, who hasn't competed inside the Octagon since UFC 132 on July 2, 2011, in Las Vegas, a unanimous decision loss to Aaron Simpson. Though unsatisfied with his performance and eager to erase the memory of his first career defeat, Tavares has been forced to sit on the sideline to get healthy from a few nagging injuries, one of which forced him out of a planned bout against Tim Creuder at UFC 137 late last year. Now, he's finally back and ready to let us all know how much he's missed us by delivering a knockout. To do it, he'll have to dispose of Dongi Yang at the UFC on FUEL TV 3 event this coming Tues., May 15, 2012, in Virginia. And he figures if he's impressive enough in doing so, he might even make the main card broadcast. Fingers crossed.