Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight smashing machine Wanderlei Silva, who became one of the most feared combatants in PRIDE FC, finally made his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) last weekend.
Courtesy of Scott Coker and Bellator MMA.
Unfortunately for “The Axe Murderer,” things didn’t go as planned. The end result was a unanimous decision loss to bitter rival Chael Sonnen, who returned to the win column after getting submitted by Tito Ortiz earlier this year.
Silva is already calling for a rematch (via Submission Radio):
“In the finish, I felt sad, mad because I wanted to make a really good fight, not just take the guy down and hold (him). I like to make battles, I like to make it a great fight, and that night he played the game too long and he won. But I like to fight different, you know? I like to fight with more emotion. The truth, (when I knocked) him down and I went to give him the punch, he take off his head away. So close, so close. If I hit that punch (it was) gonna be the finish. And the truth, I’m thinking the best moments in the fight were my moments. I be more close to winning the fight than him. I wanted to make it two more rounds. I wanted to make the fight back. I feel sad with me, I feel sad that my game plan didn’t work and man, I just want to have the rematch. I’m gonna train a lot, I’m gonna prove I can beat him.”
Sonnen has other plans.
Silva had been angling for a fight against Sonnen for several years and nearly got his wish on the set of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) in Brazil; however, separate drug test issues from both fighters put the kibosh on their planned showdown.
Once more, with feeling?
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