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WANDERLEI SILVA RUMORS

Wanderlei Silva OUT of Bellator 131 Pre-Party Kickoff

Just when plans come together, something or in this case somebody comes and burns it down. On Monday, Bellator distributed a press release announcing that former Pride & UFC veteran “ The Axe Murder” Wanderlei Silva would be apart of their “Pre-Party Kickoff” on Friday for Bellator 131. The release goes on to say that Silva would join UFC Hall of Fame members Randy Couture...
Via BadCulture
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Helping To Promote Bellator 131

UFC 180 on pay-per-view is set to go head-to-head with Bellator 131 on Spike TV this Saturday night and as his feud with the UFC continues, Wanderlei Silva is going to be helping promote their biggest rivals show. According to a new press release from Bellator, Silva will be joining a few other ex-UFC legends, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie and Frank Shamrock who’ll all be at a Bellator...
Via Fight Of The Night
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Angered By UFC ‘Enslavement’ As Chael Sonnen Fight Falls Through

The XFC promotion have made an ambition play to put together the fight-that-never-was between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, but despite ‘The Axe-Murderer’s’ enthusiasm it appears to be a non-starter. Silva had announced his retirement from the sport recently, but when XFC came calling with the prospect of fighting his rival Sonnen at an event on New Years Eve he quickly...
Via Fight Of The Night
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonnen vs. Silva in the works?

Former UFC stars Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were set to culminate their feud after coaching against one another on the third season of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil back in July at UFC 175. Unfortunately, Silva literally ran away from a surprise NSAC drug test, meaning he would be unable to compete against Sonnen at UFC 175. Soon after, Sonnen himself failed two drug tests, and...
Via Fight Hub TV
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Fires Back at NAC for Lifetime Ban

The Nevada Athletic Commission may have won the battle against Wanderlei Silva (pictured) Tuesday by fining the now-retired UFC star $70,000 and banning him for life for ducking May’s random drug test, but Silva claims the war is only just beginning. Silva took to Twitter shortly after the committee levied their hefty punishment. “Those who are trying to take me down, come get...
Via 5thRound.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA fighter gets lifetime ban from Nevada, big fine

It’s a good thing Wanderlei Silva (pictured) has retired from mixed martial arts, because the Nevada Athletic Commission has just banned him for life from competing in the state. The NAC also docked Silva $70,000, 10 percent of what he was guaranteed to make in his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, for running from May’s random drug test. Silva was a no-show during Tuesday’s...
Via 5thRound.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva puts UFC on blast in retirement video

Via another extremely dramatic and over produced video posted on his official YouTube page, one of the most revered mixed martial artists of all-time announced his retirement from the sport today. Unfortunately, this organization took away my desire to fight. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t be treated this way. And with a heavy heart I come here today to declare: I am stepping...
Via Fight Booth
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva rips UFC in retirement announcement video

On Friday, MMA icon Wanderlei Silva (pictured) unceremoniously announced his retirement from fighting via a YouTube video. The slugger didn’t pull any punches on his way out, blasting the UFC for not showing him the proper respect and turning his legion of fans against him. “I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again,” Silva stated....
Via 5thRound.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Wanderlei Silva * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Brazil – Oct 16/98 – L (Belfort) – N/A UFC 20 - May 7/99 – W (Petarra) – N/A UFC 25 – Apr 14/00 – L (Ortiz) – N/A UFC 79 – Dec 29/08 – […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva admits to taking diuretics

During Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing, UFC star Wanderlei Silva (pictured) faced the firing squad to discuss why he “ran” out the side door of his gym when a NSAC official sprung a random drug test on him on May 24 for his scheduled fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. Silva, with his wife and lawyer Ross Goodman on each side of him, didn’t say a single...
Via 5thRound.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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