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Wanderlei Says "No Problem" To Fight Forrest

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The growth of MMA has also led to the growth of major gyms and teams around the world, but eventually teammates sometimes have to fight and that may be the case down the road for Wanderlei Silva and training partner Forrest Griffin if they both should win on Dec. 27.

Griffin spoke out on the subject recently, telling MMAWeekly.com, "It's going to happen one day. He knows that and he's cool with it; I'm cool with it."

Silva spoke to MMAWeekly Radio about his friend and training partner and the likelihood of them fighting in the future.

"I'm a professional, he's a professional. He's an amazing guy," the Brazilian said about Griffin. "I train with him so hard, this guy he's really upped his boxing. He's got very good ground, very good wrestling, and I think he's a very, very tough opponent."

Friendship aside, Silva wants a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title and if that road goes through Forrest Griffin, the two competitors will square off in the Octagon and then shake hands when it's all over.

"I know and he knows that this is a business and if I win and he wins, I'd fight him no problem," Silva stated. "He's my good friend, but business is business. This is professional."

With both fighters on the upcoming UFC 93 card in Las Vegas, Silva and Griffin have been sparring and training together non-stop in preparation for each of their respective bouts, Silva against former UFC champ Quinton Jackson and Griffin defending his belt from fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Rashad Evans.

"I train with him more because I’m going to fight the same day," commented Silva. "It's good to have him because he's tall, he's stronger, has good punches, good takedowns, and he does very good training."

Silva is confident that it is Forrest Griffin who will come out on top in his title defense, which could ultimately lead to a showdown of teammate vs. teammate.

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Post #1   12/16/08 7:25:42AM   

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Wow... tough fight to call. I'd lean towards Wanderlei but Forrest has really improved lately. Forrest would be huge compared to Wanderlei. (Like size has ever mattered to Wandy, LOL)

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Post #2   12/16/08 8:28:33AM   

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I'm telling you right now that this is going to be the fight of the year for 2009 at UFC 100 in July.

Post #3   12/16/08 9:12:14AM   

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Posted by ohiostate1016

I'm telling you right now that this is going to be the fight of the year for 2009 at UFC 100 in July.



Not if Sugar wins it! Id like to see wandy vs rashad.

Post #4   12/16/08 9:57:06AM   

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wandy rashad i dotn think would be that good i could be wrong but i think wandy forrest would be awsome freaking awsome.that fight would be so great but as far as who would win i dont no i never thought forrest would beat shogun or page so i cant count him out but lets be honest this is wandy the beast how can you count him out this would be a really hard fight to call. imo its the most intreging fight to come up of late.

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Wanderlei is going to be the next champion like it or not if Rashad loses and Rampage loses they will fight each other and Rampage will knock out Rashad first round Rashad has been dodging an ass whoopin which he will soon get at 92

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if this fight happens. how are the training arrangements made. they both very well cant be training at the same camp. it would be wierd. having the same coaches train you to fight the other guy. some one might have to relocate

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Posted by xAcidburNx

if this fight happens. how are the training arrangements made. they both very well cant be training at the same camp. it would be wierd. having the same coaches train you to fight the other guy. some one might have to relocate



Wand would go and train back in Brazil.

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Posted by xAcidburNx

if this fight happens. how are the training arrangements made. they both very well cant be training at the same camp. it would be wierd. having the same coaches train you to fight the other guy. some one might have to relocate



Wand would go and train back in Brazil.



See I thought that right away as well but correct me if im wrong, didnt he leave because of problems with chute box ?

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I would have to go with Wandy on this fight. He'll keep pressing forrest into a brawl, Forrest doesn't have that KO power that can put Wandy out.....

Post #10   12/18/08 2:28:01AM