The master Paulo Nikolai is one of the few coaches to have edged the Muay Thai both Vitor Belfort as Anderson Silva, the protagonists of the main event of UFC 126, which had Anderson winning and keeping his middleweight belt.
"If Vitor moved more and drown Anderson, maybe he would come in the next rounds, but the superiority of Anderson is visible when compared to current fighters", analyzed Nikolai, which was also waiting for a possible showdown between Anderson and GSP, "This talk of putting GSP with Anderson can only be a joke, because if that happens it's sure to be more than a massacre. Anderson goes by tractor. I hope that GSP stay quiet in his category."
Nikolai also said what he expects of the fight between Shogun and Jon Jones.
"Shogun is an amazing fighter, and will once again show the world that he comes to stay. Jon Jones is very good, but it is still early for a title fight. I hope I'm right and that Brazil cheers to the Brazilians remain at the top".