“Since the start I was very motivated, and it was important. Iâ€™ve trained hard, very focused, more prepared physically and mentally, so I got there ready to show my work and everything Iâ€™ve trained … Actually, I havenâ€™t had fight well in the UFC, so I knew I needed to show my potential to the American fans, and it all depended on me. I wasnâ€™t easy, but I could show themâ€¦ Iâ€™ll train even more to keep this focusâ€.
â€œNobody spoke yet (about my next fight), but my goal is to win the next one. Iâ€™m already focused for the next fight. Iâ€™ll fight anyone, but a rematch (with Forrest Griffin) would be welcome. Heâ€™s a good fighter and itâ€™d be a good fight. Iâ€™ll fight anyone, but itâ€™d be cool to fight him again, Iâ€™d love itâ€.
â€œThe truth is that Anderson did the right thing, he fought well and didnâ€™t get too much exposed. If he goes inside from the beginning, Thales would have more chances, and Thales waited for Anderson. Anderson managed his goal, the victoryâ€ [Tatame]