– BJ Penn gave his take on Anderson Silva wanting to continue to fight:
“I wish you were here in [Brazil] with us, Anderson,” said Penn, taking a breather while training alongside UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim bantamweight champ Renan Barão. “I just want to say, a lot of people [are] talking. I just want to tell for you, whatever you decide, I support you. You’re the best. You set the records. Obrigado. I’ll see you when I come back home to the United States. Stay strong, Anderson.”
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– UFC heavyweight fighter Gabriel Gonzaga recently spoke about his upcoming UFC on Fox 10 bout against Stipe Miocic.
Gonzaga’s thoughts on the odds of the fight: “Everyone is pretty much the same and should be 50-50. I don’t know how they measure that, but before, I was 7-to-1 (underdog) with (Mirko) ‘Cro Cop’ (Filipovic).”
Gonzaga on the physical challenge of Miocic: “Everybody knows he’s a fast guy and has fast hands and is tall. That’s his big gift. I train to avoid that and put my best game on.”
Gonzaga on how he’s changes since the time he fought for the UFC heavyweight title: “Seven years more experience, more training and more skills. Everything is accumulated now for a new fighter, so I’m definitely different than seven years ago.”
Gonzaga on what he needs to do to get another shot at the belt: “I’m coming with a good run. If I win, it’s going to be good for a title shot. I just need to keep winning and keep going. I’m really motivated.”
The fight card is set for Saturday, January 25 in Chicago, Illinois.