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Wanderlei Silva ready to fight 'whoever the UFC wants' following UFC 139 destruction of Cung Le (Video)

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"I love to fight, I'm fighting because I love it. My motivation is my fans. I don't do this for money. I love to make my fans happy. I'm so glad to be working for the UFC, whatever the boss wants for me I'll do. I'll fight who he wants."


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Post #1   11/22/11 11:25:26AM   

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I really don't know where he can go from here. It'll probably be a fight with Belfort but honestly I don't see that fight going too well for him. As a big fan of both guys I'd really like to see him fight Belcher.

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Post #2   11/22/11 11:42:19AM   

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I would book a fight between him and Belfort but with Vitor fighting rumble, its probably not in the cards. Perhaps a fight with Okami?

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Post #3   11/22/11 12:40:01PM   

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Wandy vs Stann or Belcher make me happy :)

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I say give him his rematch with Leben or maybe have him fight Ed Herman or Luiz Cane.

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You gotta love him for that reason, he'll fight whoever they put in front of him (other than Stann, didnt want to fight a hero and be a bad guy).
I dont think a rematch with Leben is smart. Cuz i think we would get the same results.

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Give him Sonnen. They dont like each other - Silva being Brazilian. Sonnen needs a fight. Sonnen should win, which would keep the Sonnen/Anderson Silva money fight in line as planned. Sonnen will likely win, but it would be via ground and pound or submission, so we wont see Wanderlai get laid out unconscious, and Sonnen can play the bad buy and use Wanderlai's popularity to sell the fight.

I know Sonnen is suppose to fight Munoz, but the fight isnt in stone and Dana can change fights whenever he wishes, just ask Carlos and Diaz.

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Posted by Dberntson

Give him Sonnen. They dont like each other - Silva being Brazilian. Sonnen needs a fight. Sonnen should win, which would keep the Sonnen/Anderson Silva money fight in line as planned. Sonnen will likely win, but it would be via ground and pound or submission, so we wont see Wanderlai get laid out unconscious, and Sonnen can play the bad buy and use Wanderlai's popularity to sell the fight.

I know Sonnen is suppose to fight Munoz, but the fight isnt in stone and Dana can change fights whenever he wishes, just ask Carlos and Diaz.



Step down in competition for Sonnen. Sonnens gonna kill Wanderlei, take down, boom boom, done. Give Wanderlei a stand up war. Give him Belcher

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Give him Sonnen. They dont like each other - Silva being Brazilian. Sonnen needs a fight. Sonnen should win, which would keep the Sonnen/Anderson Silva money fight in line as planned. Sonnen will likely win, but it would be via ground and pound or submission, so we wont see Wanderlai get laid out unconscious, and Sonnen can play the bad buy and use Wanderlai's popularity to sell the fight.

I know Sonnen is suppose to fight Munoz, but the fight isnt in stone and Dana can change fights whenever he wishes, just ask Carlos and Diaz.



Step down in competition for Sonnen. Sonnens gonna kill Wanderlei, take down, boom boom, done. Give Wanderlei a stand up war. Give him Belcher



I guess that's my point. Sonnen should easily dispose of Silva with out getting hurt, thus being able to fight Silva in June. At the same time its a fight both fighters would take and it would be an easy sell for the UFC. It wouldnt be the first time a contender is given a softball in order to keep them alive as a vilable contender. Plus it is MMA, so Silva always has the punchers chance. Upsets do happen.

Personally, I think Sonnen would take out Munoz, but Munoz is a lot riskier for Sonnen and the big payday for the UFC. The scenario above woud also keep Munoz alive as a vilable contender for later in the year.

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Posted by prophecy033

I would book a fight between him and Belfort but with Vitor fighting rumble, its probably not in the cards. Perhaps a fight with Okami?



Okami is fighting Boetsch @ UFC 144



I think at this point in his career, Wand can just about fight anyone, whether it be someone in the thick of things for a title shot, or someone outside the Top 10.

Alan Belcher seems like the clear choice. Other choices I'd say loser out of Mayhem/Bisping, or if they want to give him lesser comp. then McGee, Simpson, or Philippou.

Post #10   11/22/11 8:53:43PM   

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Wandy should be on the Japan card. give him Saku for nostalgic reasons

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Personally I still think Silva looked slow...

Post #12   11/23/11 5:25:39AM   

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wandy looked good, but it was, IMO, against a slower looking cung le. wandy still has the Power but at this point everybody has already figured him out. im by no means saying he isnt good or that he should retire but i do think his career is not far from over. war wandy

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Post #13   11/23/11 4:10:27PM   

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I am gonna go out on a limb and say he fights robbie lawler next

Post #14   11/24/11 7:13:56AM