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Thiago Silva: I'll be the last one standing at UFC 94

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Lyoto Machida (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is elusive, that Thiago Silva (13-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) knows.

But while many MMA observers continue to debate whether Machida's defensive style is an impressive display of technical prowess or a prime example of avoiding a fight, Silva has his mind made up.

"I know a lot of fans don't like Machida's style because he's always running and winning the fights by decision," Silva recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I don't like it either."

The two undefeated Brazilian light-heavyweights will meet Saturday in the co-main event of "UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn II" in Las Vegas. Silva believes the contrast between his aggressive, attacking style and Machida's defensive, elusive gameplan will make for a complete test.

"I definitely study my opponents," Silva said. "I'm a complete fighter, and I can adjust to whatever position or situation comes in the fight. I'm the kind of fighter that is always open to learn more. You will see a new Thiago Silva on Saturday night.

"But I think this fight is going to be more psychological than physical. I'm ready for that. I trained a lot, and I won't let this fight go to a decision."



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Post #1   1/29/09 9:58:39AM   

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I'm starting to like Thiago the more I read about him...

Post #2   1/29/09 10:40:07AM   

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WAR THIAGO, is it finally saturday yet?

Post #3   1/29/09 10:42:18AM   

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I bet it doesn't go to a decision. Machida will finish him.

Post #4   1/29/09 10:43:49AM   

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i am really looking forward to this match up
i want machida but would not be surprised at all if silva wins

Post #5   1/29/09 11:35:18AM   

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thiago silva will be the last one standing at ufc 94 because he'll still be standing around in the octagon, dumbfounded as to how he just lost a fight without taking any damage

just kidding... if thiago goes wild in the ring then he'll probably get finished... but i dont see it happening. Machida via decision

Post #6   1/29/09 11:53:29AM   

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i hope Thiago wins early cause i dont want machida 2 put me 2 sleep before the penn gsp fight

Post #7   1/29/09 6:37:10PM   

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unless his stretcher allows him to stand, i disagree with him...

Post #8   1/29/09 8:53:56PM   

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Nah it's because he'll still be unconscious after Lyoto has left the building for his victory party. So technically, when he wakes up, he'll be the last one standing.

Post #9   1/30/09 2:39:27AM