"There are some tough guys in this division, a lot of people running for the belt. But see how life is funny, the actual UFC Champion, Quinton Jackson, I beat him in the first round of the PRIDE Grand Prix two years ago, he lost twice to Wanderlei (Silva) and he got the UFC belt from Chuck (Liddell) in less than two minutes. As I told you, it is very difficult to make any kind of prediction about these fights. I know that on my way to the belt I will face Forrest, then maybe Quinton or (Dan) Henderson, and I’m ready to go. I respect them all, they are professionals like me and it’s time to prove that I can be the number one in this division."
- UFC light heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua