Knockout Loss at UFC 132 Might End Wanderlei Silva’s Career
Due to a loss against Chris Leben at UFC 132, Dana White concluded that the end may come much sooner for Wanderlei Silva.
For more than ten years, Wanderlei Silva proved himself as a threat inside the Octagon. His fights, his styles, and his victories had certainly lived inside the minds of his fans. However, due to a knockout loss against Chris Leben at UFC 132 last Saturday, Wanderlei Silva seems to be leaving the world of MMA.
UFC President, Dana White, affirmed at the post-fight press conference:
“People knew that he and Leben were going to come out and they were going to throw until somebody fell down, and it was Wanderlei tonight. People love him so much because of the way he fights and his style and the kind of person he is, but [it’s] probably the end of the road for Wanderlei.”
Chris Leben knocked off a straight left, forcing his opponent into the ground with an uppercut. He finished Wanderlei Silva at the 0:27 mark, while still giving the defeated fighter more left hands. This loss was considered to be Wanderlei Silva’s fourth over his past eight fights. And even though he plans to battle for another five years under the UFC, Dana White declared that the end may come sooner for him. Perhaps this decision made by the UFC President was not really that surprising, as he usually did this to previous MMA legends who garnered a series of losses.
Actually, no one knows if Wanderlei Silva will take Dana White’s announcement seriously, as he is not present at the said post-conference to defend himself. Chris Leben, commenting on their previous battle, said:
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“Wanderlei Silva’s my favorite fighter. He always has been. The man is a legend. What he’s done for the sport is absolutely amazing.”