"Velasquez is a very good wrestler. I can never say that he will not put me down. I will train to try to undo his game, but I have to be ready to fight on the ground, be careful with those elbows. Roan Jucão will come here to help me with jiu-jitsu, also called Glover Teixeira. Glover, in fact, that's the guy most complete at light-heavyweight. I'll get two good guys in every mode to get well prepared. I have two great wrestlers here, one of them is Steve Mocco, who has participated in two Olympics and knows Velasquez, has already defeated him in college wrestling. I'll do three weeks at Team Nogueira, enjoy the jiu-jitsu of the Nogueira's, boxing staff of Bahia, as Luiz Dorea, Edelson. The other four weeks I will go the USA to train for the wrestling. I'll get the best of each country, from each team." - Antonio Silva via UOL
UFC heavyweight contender Antonio Silva discusses his preparation for an upcoming title fight against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Silva (18-4) previously faced Velasquez at UFC 146 where he lost via first-round TKO. After accumulating back-to-back knockout victories over Travis Browne and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, UFC president Dana White has elected to give Silva a rematch against the champion.
To prepare for Velasquez's relentless pace and superior wrestling, Silva will be training alongside Olympic wrestler Steve Mocco who competed in the 2008 Olympics where he was eliminated in the quarterfinal rounds.
UFC 160 is scheduled for May 25 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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