“The name that I’m looking at is from mister Wanderlei Silva. He is about 40 years old and I’m a young man, so it’s a good fight for me. He’s a legend of the sport but I can knock him out in the first round. I think that would be devastating for him. A redemption for bad guys. Chael Sonnen was my coach, we are very close of each other. He’s passing by difficult times now and fighting Wanderlei was his main goal. I can beat Wandy for Sonnen, it would be great for me and I want it. Wanderlei is dead, people want to see new fighters like me. I’m the new. That is why guys like Wanderlei still fights. He’s there to loose for younger men.”
In a recent interview with The UK Telegraph, UFC middleweight fighter Luke Barnatt discussed his desire to beat Wanderlei Silva into retirement.
‘The Axe Murderer’ responded: (via Combate.com)
“Sonnen and Belfort are the opponents that I want to face and these fights have to happen. When Sonnen is good to fight, it can happen. There are other guys, like that one who lost to Belfort, Luke Rockhold. I wasn’t even thinking about him but I was asked if I could face him and I said it could be. I just know who he is because he lost to Belfort. This other skinny one (Barnatt) smells like easy money. I don’t know who he is. I looked his picture and said: ‘I can’t believe it, this skinny guy?’. To beat fools like him is easy money. I would accept giving him a beating, for sure.”