"For the title, we are going to fight," dos Santos said of a potential bout against Silva. "We are good friends, and we are part of the same team, but for the title, he has to think about his family and his things and I have to think about my family. So, we'd fight."
"We are professionals," Silva said of himself and Dos Santos. "I have my family; my life is very expensive. And after the fight, it won't matter who wins, we're going to celebrate, because the belt will be in Brazil."
Dos Santos is in an interesting spot because he's rooting for Silva to defeat Velasquez, only to receive the chance to punch his good friend in the face.
"He has to put some pressure on him," dos Santos said of Silva, regarding his UFC 160 fight against Velasquez. "You can't wait for Cain Velasquez too much. You have to go out there and beat him. You have to go out and put some pressure on him [and make him back up]. I really believe that's what it takes. We've talked about this already and I believe [Silva] will be the next champion."
Silva isn't looking too far into the future. He says he's reminded of Velasquez every time he looks into the mirror, and he can't wait to get some revenge.
"Every morning I get up and look in the mirror, I'm reminded of Cain Velasquez," Silva said. "I see this big, ugly scar."