Wanderlei Silva On The UFC: ‘They Made Me Like A Slave!’

Wanderlei Silva


Wanderlei Silva recently spoke on Submission Radio about his current relationship with the UFC, one that he compares to slavery. Check out some of what he had to say.

“The problem is because I have one fight left in my contract and I don’t want to fight for this event anymore. And these guys hold my contract and I can’t do nothing in any other event. And I’m not gonna fight there, I’m not gonna fight in any other event and these guys hold my contract. I want to be free. I don’t want to working for these guys anymore. And he don’t sign the agreement and say ‘no, you are free.’”

“I don’t want to work for these guys anymore.”

“The truth, I don’t know if I’m gonna fight again or not. I think no. Today I’m not gonna fight, you know? And there’s no reason for these guys holding my contract. He needs to just sign a paper and it’s done, but he’s not doing that and I’m surprised because this is disrespectful.”

“I have all my history in this sport, you know? I have my name. Imagine what’s gonna happen with the young guys who don’t have a name and no expression. These guys do what these guys want. This is bad, what happened with me can happen can happen with any guy who signs the agreement.”



By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630