Patrick ‘The Predator’ Cote has just one thing on his mind, a rematch against Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva for the middleweight title. In a recent interview, Cote talks in detail about his loss to Silva at UFC 90. Unfortunately for the Canadian fighter, he blew out his knee within the first minute of the third round. The referee had no other choice but to stop the fight and Cote can’t stop thinking about the opportunity he lost that night.
Cote hasn’t fought since October of 2008, but he’s finally 100% recovered and ready to make his octagon return against Alan Belcher on May 8th at UFC 113.
From Patrick Cote:
“If I fight (Anderson Silva) again I think I am going to do the same thing, I think I learned that if you’re not scared of him right away you have a good chance to win and that’s what I did. I was there in the first second of the fight, I took the center of the Octagon and I showed him I wasn’t scared of him. This guy is not a machine; he is a human like me and you, so you have to believe in yourself. The worst part of fighting Anderson Silva is that it’s so hard finding training partners like him, nobody moves like him and nobody fights like him. So if I fight him again the surprise aspect of how he moves and how he fights is not going to be a surprise anymore, I know him and how it feels to be in the same Octagon with him, so that is going to be a huge advantage for me. I want big fights all the time. I don’t do this sport to be number 2, to be second, I want to be world champion — I think I have the ability to be world champion.”