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Wanderlei Silva Will Keep on Fighting

Written on July 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"In my opinion, he has to keep fighting. He has the will to be competitive for years to come." --- Rafael Cordeiro, Trainer and mentor to Wanderlei Silva

Following his defeat against at UFC 132, was stormed with talks about his possible retirement. However, remained silent about the issue.

And while UFC President – – believes that the fighter must consider retirement, Wanderlei Silva’s trainer and mentor – – revealed that the fighter plan to return to action despite loosing six of the eight recent bouts.

“The decision to keep fighting or not is something very personal. No one can tell you when to retire because no one knows what’s going on in your mind or heart. You have to think about the human side of the situation and Wanderlei’s desire to fight, which he has always had with him.

“In my opinion, he has to keep fighting. He has the will to be competitive for years to come. He never thought about quitting fighting because of that loss [to Leben]. That’s not a champion’s philosophy. The champion stands up again after a loss.”

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