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Silva provides some answers in Vegas while visiting Couture's gym

http://www.sherdog.com/videos/videos.asp?v_id=1233

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Post #1   8/14/07 8:46:04AM   

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I honestly don't know how ANYBODY can dislike this man.

Post #2   8/14/07 9:31:37AM   

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Posted by elysianwing

I honestly don't know how ANYBODY can dislike this man.


I agree. To me he feels more honest and likable than GSP who many think should be the ambassador for the sport.

Great guy, great interview and I love the fact that he's really trying his best to speak english in every single interview.
One of my fav fighters for sure.

Post #3   8/14/07 9:48:26AM   

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I like him better than Liddell and Henderson, that's for sure.

Post #4   8/14/07 10:46:55AM   

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LOL, I could hardly understand his English, but it sounded like the old Wanderlei Silva. He was asked about Liddell, Shogun, etc, and he said he'd fight them all. That's the Wanderlei we all know, never backs down from anyone.

Post #5   8/14/07 11:44:27AM   

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great inerview, great guy, never backs down, but is still respectfull, cant wait to see him in the octagon....

Post #6   8/14/07 11:58:57AM   

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I am a ChuckHugger, but i completly respect Wandy, and the more interviews i see of him the more and more i like the guy. When i first got into mma i hated wandy just because he was pride 205 champ, but now if he knocked out chuck (my fav fighter) i wouldnt be that upset...

now lets all pray that Chuck vs Wandy happens in dec.

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Posted by CwB

I am a ChuckHugger, but i completly respect Wandy, and the more interviews i see of him the more and more i like the guy. When i first got into mma i hated wandy just because he was pride 205 champ, but now if he knocked out chuck (my fav fighter) i wouldnt be that upset...

now lets all pray that Chuck vs Wandy happens in dec.

IF he knocks out chuck??no he is going to knock out chuck,im anxious to see that fight.

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Wands english is getting way better

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Agree totally with all that's been said. Wandy is everything that is right with this sport. He is talking about his fights as challenges and sport rather than being arrogant and talking about wanting to hurt people. He gave respect, was honest, and said he wanted to come to UFC and prove himself against the best. I also love that he said he wanted to put on a good show for the fans and because he cares so much about fighting. (Fedor could stand to listen to him) I think he and GSP should certianly be the face of this sport.

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Posted by LR

LOL, I could hardly understand his English, but it sounded like the old Wanderlei Silva. He was asked about Liddell, Shogun, etc, and he said he'd fight them all. That's the Wanderlei we all know, never backs down from anyone.



I thought his English had progressed very well, and it's nice to know he's learning it so he can interact with his fans. He was also very respectful of Dana White and the UFC, and even Chuck, Hendo and Rampage. He let it be known how much he respects Randy, and he's picking him to beat Gonzaga due to experience. Shogun was never brought up once, however, contrary to what you posted, and those two will never fight.

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Wandy is definitely what this sport is all about.. and the UFC will be that much better with him in it.. and with his past wins of say Rampage (whom i'm a big fan of), he'll definitely add some serious issues for those @ the top of ladder.. and I agree.. Fedor could learn a thing or two from this..

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While I don't dislike Liddell,I hope Silva knocks him to the mat so hard that Dana White feels it all the way from the front row or wherever the hell he sits.

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Posted by mrsmiley

While I don't dislike Liddell,I hope Silva knocks him to the mat so hard that Dana White feels it all the way from the front row or wherever the hell he sits.



If those two fight, it doesn't look good for Liddell. Last time I checked, he doesn't throw spinning back fists or left hooks like Hendo, and Silva won't be in the hospital the night before (God willing) because he's really sick. People forget who Wanderlei was, because he was this invinceable machine that was indestructible until CC battered him and Hendo ko'd him. Silva would beat Rampage still, people say Rampage has grown and everything, and that might be true, but style wise Silva has his number, similar to how Rampage has Chuck's.

Post #14   8/15/07 12:33:48AM   

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I still say chuck matches up horribly against strikers, and wand is a verry good one. I hate that when a guy loses once he's suddenly "lost it". Hendo is a great fighter but i'd pick wand in a rematch, I'd pick him over most people at 205.

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