Wanderlei Silva's Manager Shoots Down Bisping Rumor

by John Joe O'Regan | source: fightersonly

Wanderlei Silva’s manager has dismissed reports that the Brazilian is signed to fight Michael Bisping at UFC 105.

He contacted the Fighters Only Las Vegas office today with an official statement on the matter in which he said “the rumors about Wanderlei fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 105 in Manchester or at any point are simply that, rumors."

"For some publication to say they have been given an exclusive statement on this from Team Wand is not truthful," he added in a swipe at the blog that reported the fight earlier today claiming to have heard it from a member of Wanderlei‘s team.

“This fight has not been discussed or offered to us by the UFC. Wand's preference is to fight in February. He wants to take time off to heal his body and mind, and with his new gym in Las Vegas, he has business affairs and a growing team to attend to."

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Ghengiseanie site profile image  

7/23/09 2:46 PM by Ghengiseanie

So now its not on, Jeesh whats the point in this forum? Its aall bs claim and counter claims, i thought I might get some sort of respectable inside rack here...

Beeno site profile image  

7/23/09 2:32 PM by Beeno

Yes that's what it was. Thank you that was driving me fucking crazy

Zedlepln site profile image  

7/23/09 2:12 PM by Zedlepln

Pretty sure it was Forrest and Anderson, but they confirmed the matchup before Forrest had even been offered the match.

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7/23/09 2:01 PM by Beeno

There was something that broke not too long ago that MMABay started that everyone said fuck that, no way... Ended up being right. It's bugging the hell out of me to remember it now... within the last 2 months.

Zedlepln site profile image  

7/23/09 2:00 PM by Zedlepln

I like both candidates there. And I like Paul Harris getting the other.

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7/23/09 1:59 PM by DWNOMERCY

Wanderlei Silva's (32-10-1 MMA, 2-5 UFC) first contest in the middleweight division will likely take place at UFC 105 in November.MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the event that Silva is currently in negotiations to face Michael Bisping (17-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in the main event of the Spike TV-broadcast event. While bout agreements have not yet been distributed, company officials are hoping to officially announce the contest as soon as next week.UFC 105 takes place at Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England. The card airs in the U.S. on same-day tape delay. - www.mmajunkie.com

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7/23/09 1:56 PM by Card

Cote or Kang vs. Bisping is my guess with Palhares getting the other one.

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7/23/09 1:53 PM by ukMMAisOverrated

 Every news story they 'break' from now on, I'm treating as fiction.  

Zedlepln site profile image  

7/23/09 1:53 PM by Zedlepln

Even the story they got right, they lucked into, publishing before the agreement actually happened.

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7/23/09 1:51 PM by Card

 MMABay = Fail