Leben: ‘Wanderlei Silva’s my favorite fighter, always has been’

source: mmaweekly.com
 

Chris Leben went into UFC 132 with the dream of fighting his hero Wanderlei Silva. When it was over, Leben left Las Vegas with a win over the legendary Pride champion.

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michaelkaras site profile image  

7/4/11 12:54 AM by michaelkaras

leben is such a good guy.to me theres no way you cant like him.respectful, just beat a legend. hes got a good heart.

IAHAWKS13 site profile image  

7/4/11 12:26 AM by IAHAWKS13

I can't fault anything Leben said. He was classy all the way through, and I wouldn't expect any fighter to take the route IL Razzo mentioned. But, if you want to see it done properly in a non-offensive manner, watch the way Mike Tyson handled his victory over Larry Holmes. It can be done with denigrating the aged fighter.

sssfRyan site profile image  

7/4/11 12:17 AM by sssfRyan

How would you feel if a guy at your work who outperforms you told you you were a shell of your former self and are over the hill?

SKARHEAD site profile image  

7/4/11 12:13 AM by SKARHEAD

I don't. It would be like saying that if the fighter was at 100%, he would have won and admitting that you only won because the other fighter was NOT at his best.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

7/3/11 11:13 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Except for the DUIs and PEDs...

mata_leao site profile image  

7/3/11 10:08 PM by mata_leao

Same here, I couldn't stand the guy back in the TUF days.

ausgepicht site profile image  

7/3/11 9:52 PM by ausgepicht

Like the maturity he displayed behind Tito's back during the press conference just afew short days ago?  

MMApostle site profile image  

7/3/11 9:24 PM by MMApostle

AGREED

IL Razzo site profile image  

7/3/11 9:21 PM by IL Razzo

yea...youre right. The way I was thinking about it was meant to be respectful to Wanderlei, but I guess in taking away from his win, he would aslo be dissing Wanderlei by saying hes washed up. hah