"I was stoked (to fight), but God knows what he's doing," the Nova Uniao fighter tells Cruz. "We're upset now, but we have to think positive. Dede (Pederneiras) brought in a physical therapist just to take care of my knee, and I'll be back soon."
- Brazilian lightweight Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire discusses the knee injury that forced him off the UFC on Versus 2 card
Freire is on an 11 fight win streak and was set to face a very stiff test in his first UFC bout against Thiago Tavares. Tavares would have entered the bout as a reasonably heavy favorite but Freire is a guy with nice buzz who has decent international experience.
Check out one of Freire's fights after the jump