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Wanderlei Silva Interested in “Revenge” Not Retirement

Written by Tom Ngo
July 5th, 2011
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UFC Middleweight Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva’s fractured English is almost as well recognized as his decorated MMA resume. That’s probably why the Brazilian didn’t understand Dana White when the UFC president professed, “this was probably the end of the road for Wanderlei” at the UFC 132 post-fight press conference.

While White may have seen enough of the former PrideFC middleweight king‘s in-Octagon face plants, in true fighter fashion, Wandy still wants to give it another go after getting viciously put down by Chris Leben this past Saturday.

“I cried, I felt ashamed of you, I thought a lot of crap, but now only think of one thing: Revenge boss,” Silva tweeted Monday.

Not too many moons ago, it was Silva that was consistently putting his opponents to sleep with his vicious attack. “The Axe Murderer” was running things overseas while UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell was holding the 205-pound division down stateside.

Speaking of “The Iceman,” White appeared to see Silva’s reluctance to retirement coming from a mile away. MMA’s ultimate shot caller said he’d likely have to ‘Chuck Liddell’ Wanderlie into hanging up his gloves once and for all.

That’s basically UFC code for, ‘I’ll pay you more money not to fight and become an ambassador for the world’s premier mixed martial arts show.’

Silva owns an impressive 33-11-1 (1 NC) record, but has now dropped six of his last eight bouts. He was knocked unconscious in four of those losses.

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