Andy left no room for andyboys to use a "lack of motivation" excuse:
Training only in his home country of Brazil for the fight, Silva has a renewed vigor. His manager, Ed Soares, isnít sure what in particular lit the fire under the UFCís reigning middleweight champion, but the flame is white hot heading into Saturday nightís main event.
ďHeís very motivated for this fight. I havenít seen Anderson this motivated for a fight in a long time,Ē Soares told MMAWeekly Radio. ďI donít know what it is (that is motivating him for this fight). I just know that for one reason or another heís very focused and motivated for this fight.
ďHe likes training in Brazil. At the end of the day, itís his home, and he likes it. He wanted to be near his kids, especially during the holidays. It would have been difficult training in a foreign country, especially without your kids.Ē
Heading into his last fight, Silva was dealing with a sore rib suffered just a week out from his bout against Chael Sonnen. Following the fight, Silva took some much needed time off to recover and now that heís at 100 percent itís a whole new ballgame.