Anderson and Belfort speak of expectations for fight

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One of the most heavily-anticipated fights among fans coming up in the not-so-distant future, Anderson Silva will put his UFC middleweight title on the line come February 5 in Las Vegas.

At the press conference officially announcing the August 27 UFC Rio event, the fighters were face to face once again. Inevitably, besides the traditional staredown photo shoot, they addressed the impending matchup.

“The one thing I can guarantee is that a Brazilian be champion! The other thing we can promise is the work we do every day. It’s a sacrifice but it’s worth it. It’s our job and we do it with a lot of pleasure,” said the “Phenom”, who requested Dana White let him participate at UFC Rio, which the promotional king pin said he would evaluate.

“Before I started fighting he was the champion, he started really young. My mind is focused on using all the powers God has endowed me with to change things outside the ring. I want to be a role model,” said Anderson.

Check out the rest of what the fighters had to say and statements from Royce Gracie and Dana White to boot in the video below:

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