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Hey UFC, Chris Leben Wants to Fight His Hero, Wanderlei Silva

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Chris Leben is itching to get back in the Octagon. The season-one Ultimate Fighter cast member is coming off a loss to Brian Stann at UFC 125: Resolution in January and has since been without a fight to look forward to.

While in limbo, Leben is patiently awaiting a call from the UFC offering up his next foe within the eight-sided chained fence. In doing so, he can only sit and consider who he would like face. For Leben, that desired fight is MMA superstar Wanderlei Silva.


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Post #1   3/16/11 7:44:19PM   

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Wanderlei wants the fight, too. This is what he wrote on Twitter.

"I think with chris Leben I go have a tuff figth him is good opponent,he want and I want lets go figth"

Wanderlei Silva Twitter

Post #2   3/16/11 7:46:15PM   

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Posted by FastKnockout

Wanderlei wants the fight, too. This is what he wrote on Twitter.

"I think with chris Leben I go have a tuff figth him is good opponent,he want and I want lets go figth"

Wanderlei Silva Twitter



What happened to Belfort? That would be a much more meaningful and better fight in my opinion.

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As much as I love Leben I think that Silva would cut him down pretty fast

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Posted by FastKnockout

Wanderlei wants the fight, too. This is what he wrote on Twitter.

"I think with chris Leben I go have a tuff figth him is good opponent,he want and I want lets go figth"

Wanderlei Silva Twitter




Jesus H.. he speaks better English then he texts.. TwitVid it!

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This would be a fun fight to watch, I hope it happens

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Seeing as how he's ducking Brian Stann, I'm happy that he'll at least take a fight against Leben. Should be an awesome fight, but I wish he had the stones to take on Stann.

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SILVA VS LEBEN!?!
finally.
I've been hoping for this fight since The Axe Murderer moved to 185.

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Posted by DeadHead988

Seeing as how he's ducking Brian Stann, I'm happy that he'll at least take a fight against Leben. Should be an awesome fight, but I wish he had the stones to take on Stann.



Ducking?


He took on in no particular order:

Rampage 3x
Cro-crop
Liddell
Jardine
Franklin
Hunt
Dan Henderson

Just to name a few and you think he does not have the stones to fight Brian Stann? I really like Stann, he has shown alot of potential but there are bigger and better fights out there for Wand. A fight with Leban may be seen as a step down below Stann at this point but it is an exciting fight that the fans want to see, and that is what Silva loves to do.

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Posted by Adrenaline


Posted by DeadHead988

Seeing as how he's ducking Brian Stann, I'm happy that he'll at least take a fight against Leben. Should be an awesome fight, but I wish he had the stones to take on Stann.



Ducking?


He took on in no particular order:

Rampage 3x
Cro-crop
Liddell
Jardine
Franklin
Hunt
Dan Henderson

Just to name a few and you think he does not have the stones to fight Brian Stann? I really like Stann, he has shown alot of potential but there are bigger and better fights out there for Wand. A fight with Leban may be seen as a step down below Stann at this point but it is an exciting fight that the fans want to see, and that is what Silva loves to do.


I agree, he's fought a who's who list of opponents and he's a legend, but the ufc has tried to schedule a wand vs stann fight 2 or 3 times now, and wandy has turned it down every time. But let's just look at the bright side: Wandy vs Leben will be a slugfest for the ages!

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Posted by DeadHead988


Posted by Adrenaline


Posted by DeadHead988

Seeing as how he's ducking Brian Stann, I'm happy that he'll at least take a fight against Leben. Should be an awesome fight, but I wish he had the stones to take on Stann.



Ducking?


He took on in no particular order:

Rampage 3x
Cro-crop
Liddell
Jardine
Franklin
Hunt
Dan Henderson

Just to name a few and you think he does not have the stones to fight Brian Stann? I really like Stann, he has shown alot of potential but there are bigger and better fights out there for Wand. A fight with Leban may be seen as a step down below Stann at this point but it is an exciting fight that the fans want to see, and that is what Silva loves to do.


I agree, he's fought a who's who list of opponents and he's a legend, but the ufc has tried to schedule a wand vs stann fight 2 or 3 times now, and wandy has turned it down every time. But let's just look at the bright side: Wandy vs Leben will be a slugfest for the ages!



Yes, he's turned it down, but not for the lack of stones. TBH, he would fight any fighter on the planet at any weight class. Wandy feels that Stann is an American hero and that some fans would turn on him if he were to fight him. I don't necessarily think that would happen, but that is how he feels.

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Posted by DeadHead988


Posted by Adrenaline


Posted by DeadHead988

Seeing as how he's ducking Brian Stann, I'm happy that he'll at least take a fight against Leben. Should be an awesome fight, but I wish he had the stones to take on Stann.



Ducking?


He took on in no particular order:

Rampage 3x
Cro-crop
Liddell
Jardine
Franklin
Hunt
Dan Henderson

Just to name a few and you think he does not have the stones to fight Brian Stann? I really like Stann, he has shown alot of potential but there are bigger and better fights out there for Wand. A fight with Leban may be seen as a step down below Stann at this point but it is an exciting fight that the fans want to see, and that is what Silva loves to do.


I agree, he's fought a who's who list of opponents and he's a legend, but the ufc has tried to schedule a wand vs stann fight 2 or 3 times now, and wandy has turned it down every time. But let's just look at the bright side: Wandy vs Leben will be a slugfest for the ages!



You don't know much about Wanderlei, then. He lives and fights to satisfy fans, and he knows that fans don't want to see him vs. Stann. They want Silva vs. Leben, and that's what he wants.

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I got mad respect for Leben. Ever since he took down Simpson and choked Akiyama within less than a month of each other, I got to have respect for a guy like that.

Any fighter who can take a fight on short notice and perform well, should never be under estimated.

Silva and Leben would be a fun fight to watch for me.

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I've been wanting this fight for a long time.
MAKE IT HAPPEN

Post #14   3/17/11 5:56:53AM   

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this would be a great fight but I think the majority will certainly pulling for Wandy in this one.

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