"In my head I'm going to beat him up. It wasn't that intimidating watching him fight Brown. Brown didn't look very tough. It was a close first round, and Brown did some horrible stuff on the ground. He kind of got shoved down, off like half of a double, and then turned over to his belly. Those punches didn’t even look that deadly on top of him, he just had the legs in, so that's not that intimidating to me."
"I'm going to need to be unconscious for this fight to end. I think everyone at home knows that. You could cut off a leg or do whatever you're going to do, and I'm going to keep hobbling after the guy, and try to take him out. And I've got a lot of ways to win."
I get the sneaky suspiscion that Faber is really trying to convince himself that he can win this fight, but he's not quite there yet. His choice of words, especially in regards to Aldo's ground game, is all too telling in my opinion. If anybody watched the Aldo/Brown fight and didn't come away impressed with how Aldo controlled Brown once the fight hit the mat, well they must have watched a totally different fight. Many people(including myself) thought that Brown would be able to take Aldo down and keep him there, but that wasn't the case at all. In fact, it was that fight where I realized that Aldo is much bigger/stronger than I gave him credit for which could also pose another problem for Faber as it did in the fights with Brown.
SBN coverage of WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber