Due to a knee operation it’s been well over a year since ‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva last entered the Octagon, and it appears he’s in a hurry to make up for lost time when he finally makes his return against Chris Leben at UFC 132 next weekend.

“I don’t see him passing the first round with me. I’m going to hit him a couple of times, but after that he’s going to go out. I’m going to beat him fast,” Silva says confidently in his UFC.com pre-fight interview.

While we’ll have to wait until July 2nd to see whether his prediction comes true, another one he makes regarding the fight certainly rings true.

“It has a lot of potential to be the fight of the year because we have the same style. We fight toe-to-toe and we give the show the fans want to watch.”

Watch Silva’s full interview below.

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