Man, is it a good time to be an MMA fan or what? Who needs Georges St-Pierre, or a dominant heavyweight champion, or match-ups based on skill-sets instead of dollars?
That’s for the old fools.
MMA in 2016 is about CM Punk, chunky backyard brawlers who make Mama June’s cardio look strong, and a loudmouth Irishman who somehow thinks its OK to drop F-bombs and bully everyone around him when there are kids watching. And now, what do we got? The return of Wanderlei Silva.
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Yes, the 39-year-old who was banned for life for evading a drug test a year-and-a-half ago. The sentenced was reduced to three years, so Silva is set to fight sometime in 2017 — or sooner if he fights outside the country.
Aren’t we lucky? But hey, Silva is a legend, with some good fights under his belt. He is entertaining to watch, even if the sport has passed him by and most fighters know the way to beat him is to take him down and avoid trading punches with him.
So in the spirit of MMA in 2016, and Bellator’s penchant for promoting MMA version of Hee Haw, let’s take a look at top five fights for Silva that are sure to draw at least 1.2 million viewers on any given Friday night on Spike TV.
5. Wanderlei Silva vs. King Mo
Who knows what weight division Silva will fight in? Answer: it doesn’t matter. Silva vs. King Mo must happen, mostly because King Mo is gutsy enough to disregard his superior wrestling and instead trade with Silva. We know how that will end. King Mo is going be praying for a spinning backfist from Emanuel Newton after getting clobbered by Silva. ….View full article