- 3 years ago
- 1517 views
KILLEEN, Texas - For aspiring UFC middleweights, calling out Wanderlei Silva has almost become standard operating procedure.
Brian Stann is the latest to request
a booking with Silva, and UFC president Dana White admitted the
promotion is trying to arrange it. There's just
one problem: "The Axe Murderer" isn't exactly keen on playing the bad
MMAjunkie.com lead staff reporter John Morgan outlines the details, as well as a number of other topics White recently discussed, including t read news >>
Wanderlei Silva's exit from mixed martial arts certainly hasn't been graceful. Prior to receiving a lifetime ban from competition by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Silva retired from the sport in a video alleging the mistreatment of the UFC's fighters, among other grievances. Wednesday, Silva took his issues with his former employer a leap further by bringing UFC president Dana White's integrity into question over the removal of a judge during the Aug. 3 event in Macau, China. "This read news >>
Las Vegas is a city famous for its sleight of hand, and that old magicians’ trick is what Dana White thinks Wanderlei Silva was doing with his retirement announcement.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 230 views
LAS VEGAS - UFC president Dana White won't discuss Wanderlei Silva's future without prefacing his comments with a glowing compliment.
A PRIDE legend who once was White's arch nemesis has become one of the UFC's best ambassadors since joining the once-rival promotion.
But following Silva's UFC 147 loss to Rich Franklin, White told MMAjunkie.com "The Axe Murderer's" fighting career is just about over.
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- 3 years ago
- 334 views
LAS VEGAS - Despite conflicting reports, UFC president Dana White
insists Wanderlei Silva will indeed meet Brian
Stann at UFC 130.
The UFC boss told MMAjunkie.com that while Silva has shown some
resistance to the matchup, the two middleweight sluggers will indeed
meet in May.
"It's on," White said flatly of the matchup. "It's on."
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Wanderlei Silva talks about retirement, UFC fighter pay, Renan Barao, Dana White and the UFC Hall of Fame. Submission Radio was honored to have an exclusive interview with Wanderlei Silva which is his first official English interview since his retirement from the sport of MMA.Wanderlei sat down with Submission Radio and talked about his feelings about Renan Barao and the shocking truth behind him living in a favela, his plans on appealing his life time ban from NSAC, his feelings towards not bei read news >>
It's getting personal ... "You know how much money Wanderlei Silva has made since he’s been with the UFC? $9.7 million.... So Silva says everybody’s getting rich except the fighters. What does Wanderlei considers rich? $9.7 million isn’t rich? A lot of people would consider that rich. Let me tell you what: Wanderlei Silva has fought six times in the last five years. He’s fought six times in five years. If being overworked is fighting one time a year, I don’t know what to tell you..... When we of read news >>
UFC president Dana White takes umbrage to recently retired Wanderlei Silva's claims that the UFC doesn't share the wealth. read news >>
The UFC president is firing back at criticism from the embittered MMA legend with some facts and figures. UFC president Dana White spoke to Brazil's Globo about Wanderlei Silva's bitter recriminations toward the promotion and allegations that the UFC is underpaying its athletes. "If it was Wanderlei here talking to you, he would be like a crazy person saying how much he hates de UFC, about how little our fighters earn, how much he hurt his body because of this sport," said White. "But let me tel read news >>
- 28 days ago
- 349 views
Dana White "doesn’t want to say anything bad about Wanderlei Silva," but he won’t stay quiet while the recently retired MMA light heavyweight rants about his MMA promotion. Silva retired from the sport on Sept. 19, and vowed to start "a war" against promoters, claiming they underpay the fighters, and attacking the athletic commission. Banned for life and fined $70,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Silva got a response from the UFC president. "You know how much money Wanderlei Silva has made read news >>
- 29 days ago
- 108 views
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Wanderlei Silva retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) late last week and in the process, buried his former employer for running a combat sports sweatshop (watch the video here). Not long after, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) banned him from active competition. For life. That prompted yet another outburst from Silva, whose once great career has now been overshadowed by drug test follies and sour grapes, and the Brazilian has pretty read news >>