Wand: I'm back in 2013, maybe at 205

by lan Oliveira | source: sherdog

lan Oliveira: What did you think of Anderson Silva’s showing at UFC 153?

Wanderlei Silva: I think every sport has a guy who is different. Soccer had Pele, Formula 1 had Ayrton Senna, and MMA has Anderson. He is different, but it did not start now. He trained at a gym in a small neighborhood in Curitiba and was very dedicated. You don't make an Anderson Silva in one day. The lesson he leaves is the self-dedication. He who trains like Anderson Silva has many chances to be like him. Do not let success or the money that comes with winning change your mind. He has been a UFC champion for so long, and he still trains hard.

IADid you get nervous seeing Anderson dodging Stephan Bonnar’s punches that way, when some blows connected?

WS: The risk there was that he might be hit on the chin and knocked out, but Anderson is a man secure in what he does; he's on another level. He serves as an example for many people, for young fighters like Jon Jones.”

IA: When do you want to fight again, and in what weight division?

WS: I want to either fight a catchweight bout at 198 pounds (93 kg) or at light heavyweight. At middleweight, I’m very hungry (laughs). Right now, I'm doing weight training and some shadow boxing. I'm kind of on vacation now, paying attention to the family, but next year the Wand is back.

IA: Whom would you like to face when you return?

WS:  I'll face whomever the UFC wants.

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jhendo79 site profile image  

10/30/12 12:05 AM by jhendo79

If you throw a game plan out the window against Leben and let him uppercut you like 5 times in a row then he pretty much rains on everyone's legendary status. Even Anderson didn't give him any space when he fought him. Guy has mad power.

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10/29/12 10:04 PM by KZTT_FawkingxD


ChokeEmOut site profile image  

10/29/12 7:45 PM by ChokeEmOut

I agree! Let him avenge that pathetic excuse for a fight and then ride off into the sun.

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

10/29/12 7:44 PM by ChokeEmOut

Not at 205, too small...185-195 is his perfect range.

JasonSB site profile image  

10/29/12 7:23 PM by JasonSB

Wandy vs Tito sounds about right. Give Tito a proper retirement fight. Only question is does it happen here or in Brazil.

mmavixen site profile image  

10/29/12 9:56 AM by mmavixen

I love Wandy.  Whether he retires, or whether he fights....I'll always be rooting for him.

GarlicSauce site profile image  

10/29/12 8:07 AM by GarlicSauce

It's tragic that Wand is still fighting and dissipating his legacy. His UFC record is 3 wins and 5 losses. He got knocked out by Chris Leben for God sake (who's tough, but nowhere near Wand in legendary status).Wand, we love you. Hang up the gloves already.

junon site profile image  

10/29/12 7:47 AM by junon

Wand/VitorWand/Titoonly fights im interested in.

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10/29/12 7:43 AM by beanouno


nomoRomophobia site profile image  

10/29/12 7:32 AM by nomoRomophobia

War Wandy!