Tavares: I want Wanderlei Silva next

by Duane Finley |

Although Brad Tavares is relatively unknown to most of the UFC fan base, that doesn't stop him from wanting to fight a legend and try to make everyone know who is. He recently spoke to Bleacher Report and called for a fight with Wanderlei Silva

"I want to fight Wanderlei Silva," Tavares told Bleacher Report in an exclusive interview. "I think the fight with Wanderlei makes a lot of sense and it would be awesome stylistically. I've been coming up the ranks and getting to fight someone I've looked up to for so long would be an awesome opportunity. It is the fight I really want and I hope I get my wish. It would be a dream come true to fight that guy.

"There is a lot that goes in to me wanting that fight. A lot people might not know this aside from my coaches and close friends, but Wanderlei has been my favorite fighter since I was a kid. There are a lot of fighters who have come along since I enjoy watching, but Wanderlei has always been my favorite. When I was growing up he was dominating over in Japan and I wanted to be just like him. I idolized the man. I wanted to fight viciously like him and the persona he carried blew me away back then."

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MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

3/20/13 11:26 AM by MartialArtsMixed

How is this even on UG news ?

PermitMeFisticuffsBrother site profile image  

3/20/13 10:19 AM by PermitMeFisticuffsBrother

is this just fantasy?

Drunkenirishfc site profile image  

3/19/13 9:07 PM by Drunkenirishfc


Infamous Ed site profile image  

3/19/13 6:40 PM by Infamous Ed

I wonder how many finishes the TUF 11 alumni have in the ufc so far

HandyDarsh site profile image  

3/19/13 6:37 PM by HandyDarsh

This made me laugh pretty hard

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3/19/13 6:31 PM by Mudderfaeg


Pepewise site profile image  

3/19/13 6:05 PM by Pepewise

IDK why when I first read this, I read it as rank/kill level lol. Pretty accurate mistake though.

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3/19/13 2:20 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

Dear lord the perfect GIF placement. 10/10

Sal Penis site profile image  

3/19/13 2:05 PM by Sal Penis

This guy's last 4 fights have all gone to decision, hasnt finished anyone since 2010. He has only KO'd 4 guy's as opposed to Wand KO'ing 25 fighters. It's a joke. No where near Wand's rank/skill level.  

DanielCaton site profile image  

3/19/13 1:22 PM by DanielCaton

Leban did it the right way: he was ranked, KTFO'd folks, fights to the end, and took a fight that wandy got hurt in and dropped out of.  The Leban fight actually made sense.  This...this even done respectfully is a complete joke.  I say give him wandy and let wandy add another highlight to his career.