Patrick Cote Interview

Patrick Cote is going to be involved in what is perhaps the biggest fight of his MMA career as he will take on Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship; Cote granted an interview with MMANews.com and many topics were discussed, including his upcoming bout with Silva.  Below are some excerpts from the interview:

Chris Howie of MMANews.com: Patrick, how has training gone leading up to this big fight with Anderson Silva?

Patrick Cote: It has gone really really well. I’ve spent a lot of time in Boston training at Sityodtong and things have gone very good. I haven’t had any bad things happen at all since my training began so it’s all good.

MMANews.com: Who else have you been training with?

Patrick Cote: Well I am training in Boston with Mark Dellagrotte as well as with my home team in Quebec which is BTT Canada (Brazilian Top Team).

MMANews.com How has Mark help hone your game and help in your development?

Patrick Cote: Mark has already been in the corner for three fighters against Anderson Silva so he knows him very well and knows how to beat him. We are going to have a really great game plan. I am in the very best shape of my life and I am focused and healthy, mentally and physically. With the help of my trainer I will go in very brave and confident. We have the perfect game plan to beat Anderson Silva.

MMANews.com How do you feel you match up with Anderson?

Patrick Cote: I feel great. I have nothing to lose. Actually, I’ve never fought with anger before going into a fight but I can say that going into this fight I am a little pissed. There is a lack of respect towards me in the media and from a lot of people because they are already looking past me and to other fights like a super fight between Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva. That motivates me to train harder and show the world that I am here. When the fight arrives it will be a big upset.

MMANews.com What would it mean to you to win the championship?

Patrick Cote: It would be a big accomplishment. I do this sport to be the champ and to be number one and to be the best fighter in the world. Now I the chance to win the title and I train hard for that and will be ready to be the champ. Winning the title for me would be like the dream for many Canadians and that is to win the Stanley Cup. I am focused and I will be ready to go.

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