UFC Quick Quote: Even with win over Cung Le, Dana White wouldn't mind seeing Wanderlei Silva retire

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sparky
11/23/11 9:08:28AM
"I just don't want to see anyone hurt - that's all I care about. When you get to a point - and in my opinion, I'm no doctor - you start getting knocked out on a regular (basis), that's it. I don't want to see that any more. I don't want to see it. ... I think he's gets it. I've been very clear and open and honest about it. He looked good (Saturday). I'd be cool with (him walking away after the win), too. I would never try to talk somebody out of retirement. Never, ever, ever would I do that. Nope."


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emfleek
11/23/11 9:13:22AM
I moved this. We made a decision a while back to not have these "Quick Notes" in the news forum.

Thanks for posting it, sparky!
sparky
11/23/11 9:30:29AM
NP Fleek

Thanks for the heads up!!!!!
kopower
11/23/11 9:47:03AM
I wouldn't mind seeing Silva walk away after his impressive win. Seems like its so rare to be able to retire after a win. I'm sure he still has the fire in him, so I doubt it happens.
jae_1833
11/23/11 10:18:04AM
I agree.....a ko victory over a noteworthy opponentis a good day to retire. He would be a great coach/trainer, especially for TUF!
Budgellism
11/23/11 10:50:53AM
I'd be fine with Wandy retiring now but I'm sure he wouldn't be. He's still got some fight in him and his chin held up in the Le fight. I say let him fight another fight like Le. Belcher sounds good to me.
bjj1605
11/23/11 1:30:11PM
Ya from what I've heard from Wandy after the fight, he's super fired up and wants to take another crack at his career.

I wish he could go out on a win as well but I totally understand why thats unrealistic.

As a fighter, when you win a fight (especially one like that) it makes you think "Hey, I can still do this." He sees a flash of his former glory and it just makes him want more.
FastKnockout
11/23/11 1:52:42PM
I wouldn't mind it, either. Le had him seriously rocked two or three times. Don't want to see him knocked out again.
tcunningham
11/23/11 4:35:11PM
yeah if hes not ready to retire thats fine, but he needs to realize when to actually do it. dont wait until hes to punch drunk to speak, thats not the way a legend goes out.
BuffaloDave
11/23/11 11:39:07PM

Posted by jae_1833

I agree.....a ko victory over a noteworthy opponentis a good day to retire. He would be a great coach/trainer, especially for TUF!



He would also be a great ambassador for the sport. The guy seems super fan friendly, and would do great doing PR stuff like Liddell.


It would be great to see him retire on a winning note, a lot of the legends go out on a loss just look at the past 2 years, Liddell, Couture, Cro Cop, and Penn & Hughes to an extent (depends on if they decide to fight again). It has to be hard to walkaway though, especially when your're coming off an impressive win.


I was just more happy Wand stuck to the game plan for this fight. I expected him to get tagged some because Le can hit you with anything at anytime. Wand stayed calm even after being rocked some and looked to counter and moved in at the right moments.
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