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Wanderlei Not Favorite To Win, Says Arona

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Wanderlei Not Favorite To Win, Says Arona

Ricardo Arona
The final rounds of PRIDE’s Grand Prix 2005 are seven weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped the four remaining tournament middleweights from discussing who they think they’ll meet next in their semi-final bouts or who they believe they’ll fair.

FCF correspondent Marcelo Alonso spoke with semi-finalist Ricardo Arona in Brazil days after his dominating performance over Kazushi Sakuraba at June 26th’s "Critical Countdown" event in Japan, a performance which earned the Brazilian a "yellow card" penalty for allegedly pawing at a cut on his opponent’s face intentionally.

"I don’t consider Wanderlei [Silva] as a favorite to take this title," said the Brazilian Top Team member from his beachside home in Itacoatiara, Niter

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