“What I can assure is that a Brazilian will come off there as the champion (laughs). I’m training, doing my best. I’m sure that this event in February will bring a very intense bout, because it’s hard to study Anderson, he’s an excellent fighter, the best pound for pound in the world. I’ve been sacrificing my days so that, on February 5th, I can do a good show for you>"
“First of all, I’m really glad I’m fighting a guy like Vitor, even because before I started fighting he already was a champion. He became a champion really young, so it’s cool that we can make these dreams come true, we can do our job and do what we do best: fight and change many things ... I think my mind is much focused on this, of using the power God gave me, using my technique, my skills, to change many things – not inside the ring, but off it. Setting an example to children, changing a little bit the image of our sport… I’ve been growing a lot during these last years with this image issue, with the kids coming to talk to me. This fight will make me keep my focus."
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