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Wanderlei Silva Announces Retirement MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement this weekend in a lengthy video posted to his YouTube channel. In the 13-minute video, Silva thanks the public but has disparaging words against fight promoters, namely the UFC. He recounts a time he was pressured to take a fight this past May when he felt he wasn’t physically able to perform. At one point he...
Via Ring Kings
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Rampage Jackson’s classy tweet to now retired Wanderlei Silva

The UFC and mixed martial arts as a whole lost a legend yesterday when Wanderlei Silva decided to call it quits on his career after alleged mistreatment by the UFC. Wanderlei released a video yesterday bemoaning the UFC’s treatment of it’s fighters, and stating that is has caused him to retire from the sport he helped build from the ground floor. During Wanderlei’s illustrious...
Via Fight Hub TV
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Thiago Silva Cut From The UFC Again

It’s been a dramatic 24 hours for the UFC with Wanderlei Silva blasting the promotion as he announced his retirement, Anthony Johnson being suspended indefinitely relating to allegations of domestic abuse, and now Thiago Silva again being cut from the promotion too. Silva had only just been welcomed back by the UFC after charges were dropped against him relating to an alleged domestic...
Via Fight Of The Night
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Wanderlei Silva Retires; Blames UFC For His Decision

Legendary MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva has announced in a video blog that he is retiring from the sport, bringing an 18 year professional career to a close. However, Silva hasn’t just quietly announced his decision to hang up his gloves, instead going out swinging by blaming the UFC for his decision to quit. “Today is a very sad day for me,” Silva said. “I can’t do this...
Via Fight Of The Night
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva announces retirement, ripping UFC on his way out

Wanderlei Silva is retiring from MMA and says the UFC is to blame. The legendary fighter announced he would be hanging up the gloves in a video interview Friday. The reason, Silva said, is because the UFC has taken away his desire to compete. "They don't respect the athletes, they don't take care of the athletes, they don't pay the athletes," Silva said. "...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  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....
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Wanderlei Silva retires from MMA, lambasts UFC in new video

“The Axe Murderer” has decided that “enough is enough” and he is retiring from the sport of MMA. The PRIDE and UFC legend Wanderlei Silva, amidst issues with the NSAC after running away from a random drug test prior to UFC 175, released a video this afternoon explaining why he is retiring. In the video Silva lambasts the UFC for not treating it’s fighters with respect,...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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