Wanderlei Silva: Vitor's wife needs to be more private

source: bloodyelbow.com
 

When Vitor Belfort dropped out of the UFC 147 fight in Brazil with Wanderlei Silva due to an injury, and incensed Axe Murderer declared that Beflort was either scared or amateurish.

Belfort's wife, Joana Prado, responded making pointed reference to Belfort beating Wand in 44 seconds (in 1998) and Wand losing to Chris Leben in 27 seconds in mid 2011.

The only thing Wanderlei can do is talk too much, he chickened out several times on fighting Vitor. And now he comes to mention that my husband is ducking? Wand's next opponent, at UFC147 will beat Vitor Belfort's record of 40 or Chris Leben's 20 seconds hahahaha.

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Now Wanderlei Silva responds in a wide-ranging recently appeared on TapouT Radio with Stephie Daniels and Evan Shoman.

TapouT Radio: During the episodes of TUF Brazil that have already aired, Vitor's habit of making long, drawn out speeches seem to bother you. Can you talk about what was going on there?

Wanderlei Silva: [laughs] You know, I don't know if it's good or bad, but I can't lie about what I feel. My relationship with him isn't really 'He's bad, I'm good' or 'He's good, I'm bad', but some people, we can't work together. He's one of the people that I can't work together with. I don't hate him, but I don't want to work together with him. He's a guy that I don't want to be together or close friends with. He's not the kind of person that I like, you know.

Last week, I lost the kick in soccer to him on the show, and I felt so bad that I lost to him. I'm a really bad soccer player. I've never played soccer in my life. Dana says, 'I'm going to give you $25,000 for the champion', and I was like, 'No way I lost to this guy right now!' I feel so bad about it, but I did my best.

TR: On the bright side, you do have fighting to fall back on.

WS: Yeah, and I'm so happy for that. At the moment, Dana White has m≠ade the sport so big, and to be a main event, it's a great honor for all fighters, and a great honor for me. I'm so happy to be back to the red line against Franklin. He's a tough guy and deserves respect for fighting in my home town against me, with just two weeks notice before the fight. He has all the respect from me and the fans because he saved the show. I still get to fight, and against a good guy, thanks to him.

TR: The respect level between you and Rich has obviously translated to your fanbase, and they will no doubt give him a warm reception in Brazil. How do you think Chael Sonnen's reception would be, were he to fight there?

WS: [laughs] He talking, talking talking, but you know, I think the Brazilian fans would receive him very well. That's the great thing about MMA fans. We have close to 150 events, and never one case of aggression or things like that. I think they will be respectful of him over here. At least I hope so [laughs].

TR: What did you think of Vitor's wife talking smack to you on Twitter, and inserting herself in between the two of you like that?

WS: That's good that she supports him, but we need to be careful when we talk in public like that. It's embarrassing for the guy when his girl goes and talks out about him like that. This is a man's fight. It's strange what she did. Sometimes it's better if you just be quiet. That kind of behavior doesn't need to be seen. I don't know why she wanted to say something like that from outside of their home. When you're inside the home, you can say whatever. Sometimes, the wife is the boss, but not here in my home. I am the boss. [laughs heartily]

We need to hold those beliefs. You don't expose the family. You don't expose their name. We need to be private, but in the public eye, she's famous here in Brazil. But for that business, our business, fights, we can do the talking. We can preserve and take care of ourselves.

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Fedoral Crime site profile image  

6/7/12 8:53 AM by Fedoral Crime

Does no one else think Vitor's wife has the face of a man? Especially the 2nd pic, most of the other pics she cleverly covers up her manly face. Anyway I'd say she's a notorious whore. Go Wand!

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

6/7/12 2:44 AM by WRESTLENOW

That's good that she supports him, but we need to be careful when we talk in public like that. It's embarrassing for the guy when his girl goes and talks out about him like that. This is a man's fight. It's strange what she did. Sometimes it's better if you just be quiet. That kind of behavior doesn't need to be seen. I don't know why she wanted to say something like that from outside of their home. When you're inside the home, you can say whatever. Sometimes, the wife is the boss, but not here in my home. I am the bosstranslation =silence and get back in the kitchen.

ufcman187 site profile image  

6/6/12 9:02 PM by ufcman187

Wandy quote "He's a tough guy and deserves respect for fighting in my home town against me, with just two weeks notice before the fight. He has all the respect from me and the fans because he saved the show. I still get to fight, and against a good guy, thanks to him." Let's see if the " FANS " show him the respect he deserves. I doubt it

Steve4192 site profile image  

6/6/12 5:34 PM by Steve4192

I disagree. Vitor is Wand's kryptonite.  Vitor's lightning fast straight punches are poison to a hook-happy brawler like Wand.  Vitor's ability to swarm when he hurts his opponent also works against Wand, who even in his prime didn't have the stoutest of chins.  Wand relied on his excellent recovery ability to make up for his average chin, but Vitor doesn't let his opponents recover when he gets them in trouble. Also, for those of you shitting on Vitor's career, let's remember the personal tragedy he endured during the middle portion of his career.  He spent years not knowing if his sister was dead or alive, and he clearly had trouble focusing on fighting.  That was a big part of the reason he would look like dogshit one fight and then the next fight the 'Old Vitor' would show up.  It is no coincidence that Vitor went 2-5 from 2004 (when she was kidnapped) until August 2007 (when one of her kidnappers confessed that she was murdered).  Take out that three year stretch where his heart wasn't in it, and his career looks a lot different.

JoeHurley site profile image  

6/6/12 5:10 PM by JoeHurley

 Wasn't Vitor UFC LHW champion?  That kind of makes you relevant.

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

6/6/12 4:49 PM by ChokeEmOut

And for those that are clueless to the timeline. Vitor wasn't even ranked or taken serious during Wanderlei's 6yr reign of terror.Vitor had a few fights in Pride but was so far down the ladder the fight was never even brought up. For reference that would be like Houston Alexander getting a shot at Jon Jones right now.Both are good fighters, one never had any heart and his only role is the hammer while the other proved he was full of heart and ironed will and would push through adversity at all costs and while get KO'd a few times he was never KTFO backing up or laying down, it was earned.

Joshs1990 site profile image  

6/6/12 4:42 PM by Joshs1990

Vitor beat wand quickly as well

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

6/6/12 4:21 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 Vitor's wife  inserting herself in between the two of you uh btw, its easy to find her nudes online also, vitor beat rich quickly  

Crooklyn site profile image  

6/6/12 3:55 PM by Crooklyn

I have to agree with this. It's harsh, but true, and it made me laugh.  

UGCTT_Zaph site profile image  

6/6/12 3:17 PM by UGCTT_Zaph

If there had been a rematch in 2003, Vitor would still be eating through a straw.