Belcher: It would be ‘so cool’ to heel hook Palhares
SD: In a recent interview you did, you stated that you want to beat Rousimar by submission. Is it safe to assume that you’d like it to be a heel hook?
AB: [laughs] Oh, that would be so cool to get a foot lock or a heel hook or something like that. That’d be great, but you know, I think I’d just be very happy with a win. If I could chose a way to win, definitely, but I don’t think I’m going to put myself in that situation, so that’s probably not going to happen.
SD: Do you feel that you will be able to capitalize on your size advantage, and have you ever fought anyone as compact as Palhares?
AB: I actually have fought someone like that. Not in the UFC, it was before I got signed. They have their advantages and their weaknesses, just like I do. I feel comfortable though. I’d rather fight someone shorter and stockier than me, than someone taller.