Watson stands by his challenge to Wand


After this win at UFC on Fuel TV 8 over Brian Stann, Wanderlei Silva had more than one fighter call him out for next bout, including the UK's Tom Watson. Today in a Q&A before the UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Watson stood behind his words:

A full month after calling out MMA legend Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC), Watson remans adamant he would knock out the Brazilian if given the chance.

And while he's come under fire from some fans who believe he's being a bit disrespectful, Watson said he has no regrets.

"From my point of view, I go online and I say, 'Wanderlei, you're a legend. Please can I fight you?' Nobody cares," Watson said. "If I go in there and say, 'Wanderlei, listen. Come to fight, and I'll knock you out' – which I will do, you know that – then maybe we'll fight."

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RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

4/5/13 9:16 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

Who? -  Wanderlei     Who? -  Rampagefitslikeaglove

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/5/13 9:06 PM by DoomFarmer

Totally agree.

Utah get me two site profile image  

4/5/13 9:00 PM by Utah get me two

So he's the UK's version of the gigantic douche Brendan Schaub, who tried to make his name by calling out past-their-prime HW's, and paid the price when he was humiliated by Big Nog?I hope Watson gets his wish, and gets fucking mugged by Wandy.ZERO respect for the fighters that made this sport what it is, and claiming that insulting Wand is just how to make a fight is doubly douchey. Wand is past the contender stage, so why call for the fight at all? You want to make your name at the expense of an aging star. Fuck off.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

4/5/13 8:27 PM by Reed Rothchild

Don't want to see

Kid Salami site profile image  

4/5/13 7:33 PM by Kid Salami


shrekk site profile image  

4/5/13 7:13 PM by shrekk

Ridiculous statement from a fucking idiot, he'll never get the honor of a fight with Wand, Wand has nothing to gain from that fight, in any case he would smash him, IF he wanted to fight Wand, he should go to 205, Why the fuck would Wand move down again after such an amazing performance to fight some no name bum?, This guy is fucktarded i'm 100% sure about it.

shaqitup site profile image  

4/5/13 6:32 PM by shaqitup

Wand: "okay i fight you"                                 "Apriw foos"

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/5/13 6:28 PM by DoomFarmer

Wand could give a shit.

8 Years 6 SherdogAccountsLater site profile image  

4/5/13 6:20 PM by 8 Years 6 SherdogAccountsLater

He insinuated that Wand was on steroids, nothing respectful about that. 

LastRowCarl site profile image  

4/5/13 6:11 PM by LastRowCarl

Yea but wand is in his final years... and looking back at his legacy, he can do it right, which has already been blurred do to his ko losses and record, or go out like pulver and never stop fighting and everyone is just concerned with his wellbeing. ..Kong is whatever at this point and had alot of backing up to do with his mouth.. but I just dont like the match.. plus it wont sell.. wand is a fuel tv headliner so I just dont see it unless kong goes 3-4 in a row with one sided affairs