Anderson Silva is aiming to finish this Saturdayâ€™s UFC 153 fight in one round but his opponent Stephan Bonnar doesnâ€™t see that happening. While Bonnar stops short of making any predictions of victory - and as the massive underdog, he isnâ€™t expected to - he does think Anderson has let himself in for more than he realised.
â€śBe careful what you wish for because you just might get it. I asked for a big name, and I got the biggest name in the sport. But heâ€™s fighting me at my weight, 205 pounds, and that gives me an advantage. Heâ€™s not fought anyone who will come at him like I have,â€ť says Bonnar.
â€śHeâ€™s the most accurate striker in the sport, so I know I am going to get punched and kicked and Iâ€™m cool with that. But heâ€™s going to get roughed up too. Heâ€™s getting punched and kicked â€“ by a much bigger man. If I win this fight, I shock the world. I rule the world. Life is going to be good Saturday night.â€ť
Anderson responds, â€śHeâ€™s big - a big guy, but I feel good not to have to cut weight to middleweight. For me, it is very important to retire undefeated,Â and I want to retire undefeated in the UFC. This is a tricky night for me Saturday. He has good BJJ and brings the fight.
â€śIf I have the chance, I will finish this fight in one round. Stephan Bonnar always fights so hard. I will have more speed, more agility than him, but I donâ€™t know about the power. So if I see the chance, I will finish this quickly.â€ť
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