Thales Leites set his sights on a UFC return in 2010

Former UFC middleweight number one contender, Thales Leites has recently stated he’s become more mature and is eyeing a return to the octagon in 2010.

Speaking via Tatame Magazine, Leites said:

“I’m more mature since I left the UFC, I started to see things with other eyes, I changed my game to follow the MMA tendency. They pay you to fight and they want entertainment. If you don’t entertain them, there’s a big line behind you wanting to fight. It’s the market. To keep yourself there, you have to do exciting fights.”

“Wanderlei (Silva) is there even losing three of his last five fights. He’s a showman, and that’s what the UFC wants. I was upset when I left the UFC, but now I feel more mature and I’m sure one day I’ll be there again.”

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