"Dana White mentioned that the winner should get another chance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship."
"As the date hasn’t been set, it’s just a verbal agreement, so I’m getting back to light training. But I want to have a good performance. Who knows? Maybe I’ll manage a return to the UFC. I feel really comfortable fighting in that Octagon. I feel leaving there was the biggest mistake of my career, my great regret."
"I left on my own volition (end of 2003), but at that time I felt stagnant and the big heavyweight challenges were in Japan. I always went after the toughest matches, so I had to face the guys in Pride. What to do? It didn’t work out. But today, with Cain Velasquez as champion, the UFC is really well represented. I feel Cain could even take out Fedor Emelianenko."
-- Pedro Rizzo talks to Graciemag.com about his upcoming fight with Tim Sylvia at War on the Mainland, which should take place in early 2011.
[UPDATE: 11/8/2010] Contrary to earlier reports, Dana White has denied the winner of the Pedro Rizzo/Tim Sylvia fight will receive a title shot.
Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo (19-9)
Win Ken Shamrock - TKO (Leg Kicks and Punches) Impact FC 2
Win Gary Goodridge - TKO (Retirement) Washington Combat
Win Jeff Monson - Decision (Unanimous) BC 4
Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia (27-6)
Win Paul Buentello - KO (Punch) War on the Mainland
Win Mariusz Pudzianowski - Submission (Punches) Moosin
Win Jason Riley - TKO (Punches) AMMA 4