UFC 153's Erick Silva wants to slow pace of fast-moving career
"If you ask me right now, I'm not going to say I want the belt because that's how I work in my career: in slow steps," Silva told MMAjunkie.com"Certainly, he's the most experienced guy I've ever faced," the 28-year-old Silva said. "It's an opportunity to get noticed."
It wasn't hard to miss Silva, or his jet black mane of hair, during an open workout in support of Saturday's event, which takes place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian fighter anticipated a bigger bump from the crowd now that he is fighting on home soil and said stateside fans who didn't know him will after he beats Fitch.
Already he's managed to buy a house and car with his UFC winnings.
"The first time, it was my debut," Silva said. "The second time was so quick. Hopefully they know me a little better this time."UFC 153's Erick Silva wants to slow pace of fast-moving career | MMAjunkie.com"For this camp, we focused a lot on my speed and aggression," he said. "I think I'm the most fast and aggressive fighter. This is what I'm going to capitalize on."