CBS Sports - Irvin leaps at chance to tangle with Silva

There are fighters who say they'll fight anyone and others who actually will. James Irvin belongs to the latter and jumped at the chance to take on Anderson Silva this Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC Fight Night.

There are fighters who say they'll fight anyone and others who actually will. James Irvin belongs to the latter and jumped at the chance to take on Anderson Silva this Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC Fight Night.
   
On July 19, Irvin hopes to knock out Silva 'eventually.' (UFC)     
"The Sandman" is in the most significant bout in his career against a man who is considered by many as the pound for pound best fighter on the planet. He's had some huge highs and big lows in the UFC, and Saturday night, Irvin looks to try and reach another climax by spoiling Silva's light heavyweight debut.

Q: What was your first reaction when you were asked to fight Anderson Silva?

Irvin: I was head over heels, I was just like, "Where do I sign? Can I sign right now?" I just figured there would be a bunch of other fighters banging on the door and that actually wasn't the case, there was actually quite a few guys who turned the fight down and wanted nothing to do with this guy whatsoever. I find it kind of humorous that when Joe Rogan does interviews with the fighters afterwards everyone's like, "I'll fight anyone the UFC puts in front of me and I just want to fight the best." Bulls***, obviously not.

Click here to read the full story!

Médias

Récent
UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks speaks to UFC correspondent Megan Olivi about his upcoming title defense against No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler at UFC 181.
22 nov. 2014
Apprenez-en plus sur la vie de Frankie Edgar. L'ancien champion des poids légers parle de son enfance au New Jersey et à quel point le fait de se sentir chez lui fait de lui un meilleur combattant.
19 nov. 2014
Pesée de l'UFC Fight Night Austin au Frank Erwin Center le 21 novembre 2014 à Austin, Texas. (Photos par Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
21 nov. 2014
Voyez la pesée officielle de l'UFC Fight Night : Edgar vs Swanson.
13 nov. 2014