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Tuesday, 04/03/2012, 10:53 am

Wanderlei Silva | I’ve Waited 14 Years For Redemption Against Belfort


“This is the fight of my life [against Vitor Belfort]. I’ve waited all my career for this fight. I’ve waited for (14) years for this fight. He is one of the guys I really, really want to fight before I (retire). This fight is the fight of my dreams. I’ve been fighting since I was 13 years old. I’ve fought for 21 years of my life. But, I still feel really good. I feel really motivated. You need to respect the body. We’re not 22, 23 years old. I’m 35. I’m not looking 35, but I’m 35. But I’m not too old, I’m not too young. Maybe I can make my last fight in Japan. Maybe, I don’t know. But we’re going to check with the boss when they’re going to have their next show there. I want to make my last fight in Japan.”

While a guest on yesterday’s “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva proclaimed that his upcoming fight against Vitor Belfort is the fight of his dreams.

The two fought at “UFC Brazil” back in 1998 and it only took Belfort 44-seconds to beat Silva via TKO.

Will the second fight yield a different result for “The Axe Murder”?

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31 Comments to Wanderlei Silva | I’ve Waited 14 Years For Redemption Against Belfort

  1. Akid says:

    Belfort has a good chance of closing this one out even quicker…

    • stone cold says:

      easy fight for vitor belfort

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      This fight will end just like Vitor’s fight with Akiyama and Franklin unless he wants it to go l,onger for crowd. I predict Wandy announces his retirement after this fight to the home country crowd. I’m sure its already all planned out unless of course Wandy pulls a miracle out of his ass. Belfort will be an easy 6 to 1 favorite in this one

  2. danielrchargers says:

    Wanderlei by Knockout.

  3. Nick says:

    Poor Wanderlei…… I just don’t want him to get hurt.

  4. WarWandy says:

    if wandy somehow manages to win, he should retire right after this fight. Honestly it would be the best way for him to retire, and a big win in brazil too… he has to retire after this fight if he wins…. please wandy.

  5. Jason says:

    i love wandy and would hope to see him go out on a win one day, but vitor is gonna wreck him….=(

  6. danielrchargers says:

    Fake ass Wanderlei fans.

  7. dana black says:

    wanderlei silva was the scariest dude in his prime. he never come close to his potential in the ufc, because “the competition is tougher”. all ufc fan boys say stupid things like that. wanderlei silva always put his heart in every match. he banged it out with chuck, where belfort ran away from chuck. he lost to chris leben after a layoff of 18 months. he wasnt prepared and you could see it. he was slow and a little bit shaky in that fight. the cung lee fight was a little bit better he took that fight 4 months after the leben fight and now i think he is 100 percent. and trust me wanderlei can take a punch. he will knock belfort out, wanderlei is on fire and he will not make any mistakes with belfort, he will not rush in like he did against chris leben. he didnt took leben very serious, but belfort. wanderlei is going to knock out belfort and belfort knows that, that wanderlei will come after him. my money is on wanderlei. like big nog knocked out brendan schaub, nobody expected him to win.

    • danielrchargers says:

      Real Shit.

    • Kingron84 says:

      Did you see their first fight, same thing is going to happen excep quicker because Silvas chin is shot

    • Magic says:

      lol @ “ran away from chuck”. unlike wanderfake, vitor fought chuck in his prime and although they didn’t bang it out like 13 year olds at a schoolyard he was competitive. after beating vitor, chuck went on a tear through the ufc lhw division.

      had vitor fought chuck around the same time that wanderlei did he’d have tore chuck a new hole.

      wanderlei fans are absolutely delusional and it will be amusing to watch your hero fall after vitor relentlessly beats the shit out of wanderlei. wanderlei doesnt have to rush against belfort because belfort can do the rushing and demolish wanderlei because that chin right there has been reduced to glass, buddy.

      hope you enjoy watching that fight as much as i will

      • Thurgood Jenkins says:

        Wait . . . I get it now! You said “wanderfake.” You took the first six letters from his first name and combined it with “fake.” You were going for something like “fail = phael” and “chael.” That, sir, is fucking brilliant!

        C’mon, man. “Lei” and “fake” don’t sound anything alike. While the rest of your comment is well reasoned, although I don’t necessarily agree, your fable comedic attempt is laughable.

        • Thurgood Jenkins says:

          Fable = Feeble

        • Magic says:

          it wasn’t a “comedic attempt”. it was an insult within the context of what followed it.

          it wasn’t meant to be funny it was meant to combine his name with what he really is

        • Thurgood Jenkins says:

          Even worse. The context that follows the insult provides no support for him being “fake.” How does the fact that Silva and Belfort fought Liddell at different points in their career constitute Silva being “fake”? Silva has had a great career spanning almost two decades, has fought the best in the world, won championships etc. And to my knowledge, he never got popped for steroids, which could constitute a “fake.”

          I agree with you that Belfort is probably going to win, although I have always been a big Silva fan. But “fake”? What am I missing?

  8. Jb says:

    Wand is going to be done. Devastating KO by belfort rnd 1

  9. milos says:

    and he had about 8 good years to redeem himself when he was a beast wrecking everyone back in pride,now when he is a shell of his former self i dont see any other way of finishing the fight besides him getting knocked out again… :///

  10. Danny says:

    How unfortunate that he will never ever get his redemption. People, I think we all know how this fight is going to end.

  11. jbeamazing says:

    love Wanderlei Silva but this is looking like rocky part 37 but the real life one where the guy that’s punch drunk gets ko’ed in the first hope he can still work for the ufc after this just not as a fighter

  12. I have better stand-up than Mayhem Miller says:

    He wants to make his last fight here in Japan!!
    Woo hoo!! Wanderlei loves us!!
    BE JELOUS!!
    I love you Wandy! I got my money on you!!

    • Kingron84 says:

      Awesome name, that could be said for everyone not named Jake shields, but if u bet on Slva you’d lose ur money

  13. Dick Diaz says:

    i highly doubt Wanderlei will be getting redemption… really sorry about that too

  14. MARV3L0US says:

    Someone read wanderlei a bedtime story vitor is going to tuck him into bed. Nail in the coffin..

  15. mj says:

    Vitor didnt “RUN” from chuck you idiot! they both got dropped. AND that was at 205, when his sister was just taken and he was a mental reck. W.Silva is a perfect match up for Belfort… He is comes forward with wild punches, vitor throws STRAIGHT, fast and power punches to the chin. Last time he was kinda out of it, this time Wandy is going to be like Matt.. out cold with his hands shaking for 3 minutes.

  16. WaG kA nA ! ! ! says:

    k

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