Jared Cannonier is all set to fight Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts legend Anderson Silva at the Jeunesse Arena at UFC 237 which will take place on May 11 in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Nicknamed the Killa Gorilla, the American Mixed Martial arts is fighting one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artist of all time in his homeland with everyone in the Arena supporting the Brazilian legend. However, Jared Cannonier is confident in his fighting ability, but he is prepared for all kinds of crowd reaction at UFC 237.
“I’m actually excited to be doing this, going into enemy territory, in a place that’s infamous for their undying support for their heroes,” Cannonier told MMA Junkie. “But that’s fine. I’m interested to see how they receive me, to be honest. Are they going to be like, ‘Anderson’s going to kick your ass,’ are they going to be like ‘We hate you, get the hell out of Brazil, we want to see you get your ass kicked.’
“Are they going to be like, ‘We respect you, we’re fans of you, we love how you carry yourself, but Anderson’s going to win?’ Are they’re just going to want to see a really good fight?”
However, one thing which Cannonier is absolutely sure about is the cheer and applause from fans for both the fighters after the fight is over.
“Either way, they’re going to see a good fight. Whether they love me, whether they hate or whether they’re neutral, it’s going to be a really good fight. After the fact, they’re going to cheer for both of us.”