Watson stands by his challenge to Wand

Friday, April 05, 2013

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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