"Japan has a different atmosphere, a different energy. I'll be tasting that energy again on March 3. I can only guarantee one thing to my opponent and to all of you who will be watching: You will see a Wanderlei full of disposition. I will be testing Brian Stann's chin. I am feeling stronger, faster, and more explosive. This fight will be a classic. Someone will end up on the ground, and not because of a takedown." - Wanderlei Silva via Wandfightteam
Former Pride FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva is determined to show that his best years are yet to come as he puts Brian Stann's chin to the ultimate test inside the Octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 8.
Silva who refers to himself as a phoenix who is constantly reborn, claims to be remotivated and ready for anything for another run in the UFC's middleweight division.
UFC on Fuel TV 8 is scheduled for March 3 inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Silva who fought in Japan for 8 years where he became a legend of the sport, hasn't competed inside the Saitama Super Arena since his 2006 knockout loss to Mirko Filipovic in an open weight tournament.
Motivated to put on a show MMA fans won't soon forget, Silva predicts his bout against Stann will be a classic.
Check out Silva's recent video blog as he prepares for his much anticipated return to Japan: