Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Nov 11, 2014 2:37 pm

NO YOU CAN’T! Wanderlei Pulled From Bellator Appearance

Earlier this week, we learned that, Wanderlei Silva had joined the anti-UFC brigade, over at Bellator, and planned an appearance, in San Diego, as part of the Bellator 131 pre-fight build up. That can’t happen. Due to prior contractual obligations, Wanderlei Silva will not be able to participate in #Bellator131‘s pre-promotion this week — Bellator...

Nov 3, 2014 11:15 am

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei Slams Dana White, Compares UFC Contract To Slavery

Things are escalating quickly between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC. Earlier today, Wanderlei sent out a Tweet comparing the UFC to slavery, which was transcribed by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting. Escravidão agora????? Como assim,nao posso trabalhar entao Dana? Vc nao manda em mim,luto onde eu quiser!O Q é seu ta guardado ja chega! — Wanderlei...

Nov 3, 2014 8:49 am

Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Challenge

Yesterday we reported that XFC was targeting a matchup in Brazil between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and that Silva had already accepted the matchup (Read about that HERE). The MMA world sat on the edge of it’s seat while we eagerly waited for ‘The American Gangster’ to answer Silva’s challenge, and we have an...

Nov 2, 2014 7:41 pm

XFC Interested In Doing Silva vs. Sonnen In Brazil, Wanderlei Accepts

Wanderlei Silva may be retired, but there have been rumors of a potential Silva return. Last week a report surfaced that Silva could face Phil Baroni on New Years Eve in Japan (Read about that HERE). During XFC International in Brazil this past weekend, Silva was asked about a potential matchup against Chael Sonnen, the...

Oct 27, 2014 4:41 pm

NSAC Seeking Harsher Penalties For Fighters Who Fail Drug Tests

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is currently seeking harsher punishments for fighters who fail drug tests. This comes on the heels of Robert Drysdale being suspended for a year following his 2nd failed drug test (Read that HERE). Earlier this year Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime ban after fleeing an NSAC official who was attempting...

Oct 14, 2014 7:40 pm

Wanderlei Silva Hints At MMA Return: “The monopoly is coming to an end”

Retired UFC middleweight, Wanderlei Silva is about as disgruntled as they come. In a recent posting to his facebook, the Brazilian MMA legend hinted at an MMA resurgence. “The best of all time! Soon enough the great promotions will be back to bring back the glamour and the respect to the sport. I’ll come back...

Oct 7, 2014 1:02 pm

Wanderlei Wants To Lift MMA Up Like The NFL

“You put the guy on a contract. You need to take care of this guy. When the guys open their eyes, that’s going to be better for the sport. Because When the fighters have more money, the guys can have better trainers, eat better, can train better. When the fight is better, you’re gonna make the...

Oct 3, 2014 3:13 pm

Sonnen Wants Wanderlei In Metamoris, Waiting For Silva To Accept

“I think it could happen. I know that the invitation has been extended to him, and I know we’re just waiting to hear back from him. Metamoris was a lot of fun. Everybody watches it and it’s one of those deals that MMA fans, wrestling fans and jiu-jitsu fans all come together for. But, yes,...

Oct 3, 2014 10:32 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Possible For Metamoris Event

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were originally scheduled to fight under the UFC banner earlier this year, however after Wanderlei Silva evaded NSAC drug-testing officials, he was put on the sidelines, and Chael Sonnen was paired with Vitor Belfort. Leading up to Sonnen and Vitor’s fight at UFC 175, Sonnen failed a pair of drug...

Sep 27, 2014 10:03 am

Dana Fires Back At Wanderlei, Says he’s Made $9.7 Million

Wanderlei Silva retired from MMA last month, citing that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him, and saying that they didn’t pay him enough to live. The NSAC has since banned the former PRIDE champion for life, and fined him $70,000, however UFC President Dana White took a recent opportunity to defend his...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

Sep 27, 2014 5:03 am

Wanderlei Admits Producers Told Him To “Heat Things Up” On TUF

Recently retired Wanderlei Silva is continuing to speak out against the UFC, saying that the production team may have pointed him towards starting a brawl against Chael Sonnen. Wanderlei spoke with Band Television about the incident. “A producer said to me: ‘Look, we reached the seventh episode and things got cold. You could heat things...

Sep 26, 2014 7:09 am

Dana White: No HOF induction for Wand

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Shortly after announcing his retiremnt, “The Axe Murderer” stated that he would not be interested in receiving a Hall of Fame...

Sep 26, 2014 6:21 am

Wand names his greatest fights

Former PRIDE middleweight champion and MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva, retired from the sport of mixed martial arts just six days ago. “The Axe Murderer” recently did an interview with Brazil’s Combate, where he detailed the greatest fights of his illustrious career. Take a look: Greatest Fight “My great fight was against Liddell,” said Wand. “I...

Sep 25, 2014 10:37 am

Rogan: “Wanderlei Lifetime Ban Ridiculous’

“I just think the penalty is way over the top. It’s one thing if you want to tell the guy he’s suspended for a year. Pretend as if you caught him for using steroids. If he got caught and it was his first time being caught it would be a nine month suspension. Instead of...

Sep 24, 2014 2:11 pm

White Talks Wanderlei’s Lifetime Ban: “You can’t run from a drug test”

UFC President Dana White has responded to the recent fallout with MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva, following his lifetime ban from the sport. Via UFC.com: “I didn’t see a lifetime ban coming, but probably the worst thing you can do is run from a drug test. You can’t run from a drug test. I think he...

Sep 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva Wants You To Know The Truth About The UFC

“The money paid to the athletes is very little. How much does (the promotions) make? How much they generate? Those are things that are pissing off the fighters. Another thing that bothers me is that if someone wants to sponsor you, they have to pay $50,000 to the promotion before sponsoring you. But the money...

Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 23, 2014 2:54 pm

Wand Reacts to the ‘War Those Sons Of B!tches just started’

Earlier today in Nevada, the State’s Athletic Commission banned Wanderlei Silva from ever fighting again. (Full story Here). Now we have “The Axe Murderer’s” response, and he isn’t happy: “Those who are trying to take me down, come get it,” Silva wrote on twitter. “War is just beginning, sons of bitches. They will see that...

Sep 23, 2014 11:43 am

Wanderlei Silva Punished By NAC With Lifetime Ban, $70,000 Fine

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier weren’t the only MMA Fighters punished at today’s Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting. Wanderlei Silva, despite his efforts of protest, was slapped with a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine. Though he just retired from competition (replay HERE), a ban from Nevada means “The Axe” Murderer’s career is likely over,...

Sep 22, 2014 5:54 pm

UFC Brass: Out Of Competition Drug Testing To Ramp Up In 2015

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Mark Ratner is increasing his work to clean up the sport of MMA. The UFC has seen an increase in out-of competition drug testing lately, and has found great success in doing so, catching many fighters abusing banned substances, namely Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Ratner spoke with Ariel...

Sep 22, 2014 5:06 am

PHOTOS | Fans And Fighters Show Their Appreciation For Wanderlei Silva

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement from MMA, saying that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him. Following his announcement, fans showed their support for Wanderlei by posting photos of themselves holding signs saying “#together”.

Sep 21, 2014 6:20 pm

PHOTO | Rafael Dos Anjos Training With Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement last week, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the gym and training with top ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos. Muito prazer em poder ter treinado com essa lenda @wandfc. O legado que voce deixou ninguem pode tirar, como voce disse, “eu ajudei a construir esse esporte” sem duvidas foi...

Sep 21, 2014 5:42 pm

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei’s Retirement Video Brings Fitch’s Wife To Tears

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement from MMA after saying that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him. One person who apparently has felt the same way in the past is former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch. Fitch Tweeted the following bit about the video: video brought my wife to...

Sep 21, 2014 8:27 am

ANTI-ZUFFA! Rampage Shows Support For Rival Wanderlei Silva

Quinton Rampage Jackson has always been one to express his dislike for the UFC brass. After a long and bumpy relationship, Rampage had his last fight with the promotion against Glover Teixeira in 2013. Shortly after he was released from the UFC, Rampage was signed to Bellator MMA, where he has enjoyed a 3-fight win...

Sep 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Wanderlei Silva Retires From MMA, Slams The UFC

Wanderlei Silva has officially retired from MMA, saying that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him. Here is the video Silva released via YouTube: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 18, 2014 6:30 pm

NSAC deciding whether or not to move ahead complaint against Silva

The NSAC is in the process of deciding whether or not to move ahead with a disciplinary complaint against Wanderlei Silva. The news comes shortly after Silva’s lawyer, Ross Goodman, filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the NSAC had no jurisdiction over the fighter when it randomly drug tested Silva...

Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva Taking Flying Classes

Watch out Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva is taking flying lessons to get his pilots license. Silva captured the moment on his official Instagram page, along with the caption: Today I make my first class to pilot!! Hoje fiz minha primeira aula de pilotagem muito interessante adorei,aí só vai faltar comprar o avião!!! Kkkk Silva hasn’t...

Sep 11, 2014 5:10 am

Attorney: The NAC Can’t Stop Wanderlei Silva From Fighting

“We’re looking forward to having that hearing, and looking forward to making those arguments in a public form. And hopefully, we can prevail to common sense with respect to the commissioners. It can’t be more black and white. Everybody understands that you have to consent, you have to be a licensee before anybody can take...