Wanderlei Silva Says He Was offered A Million Dollars To Fight ‘Rampage Jackson’

Wanderlei Silva Set To Make One Million Tonight At Bellator 206

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva has proclaimed so much during his storied career. Silva who made his MMA return last year following four years of hiatus at Bellator 180 against Chael Sonnen, but end up losing the bout via decision. “The Axe Murderer” will meet his longtime rival Quinton Jackson for the fourth time tonight Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, at Bellator 206 live stream on DAZN from inside SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Silva beat Quinton “Rampage” Jackson twice during the Pride era and then got knocked out himself at UFC 92. Both rivals haven’t fought each other in nearly ten years.

“The Axe Murderer” explains his motivation to fight at Bellator 206 against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in a recent interview: (Via Combate)

“I was offered one million dollars,” said Silva. “Scott [Coker] called me up and said ‘I’ll give you a million dollars to fight Rampage’. I was like ‘I’m not doing anything anyway’. I’m already training again and I feel good. I’m going to do this fight and then I might fight again in December.”

Although the money was a big motivation Silva confidently said he’s prepared to score another win over Jackson.

“You can expect a great Wanderlei,” Silva proclaimed. “I feel well, training is going well. I’m more experience, I’m fighting more intelligently and aggressively. I think it’s going to be a great fight. He better train, because I’m sharp and I’m going for the knockout. I don’t know if he’ll be man enough to accept a striking match against me. I hope so. If he does, we’ll have a great fight.”

A win for Rampage Jackson tonight would pull the rivalry level at two wins each.

Silva is 42 and Jackson 40, can’t entirely work themselves up to the same wrath they once had when clashed one another, but there was a time when the pair was a volatile mix of ingredients to be handled with care.

Bellator 206 headlined by a middleweight title fight between the champion, Gegard Mousasi, and Bellator’s welterweight champion, Rory MacDonald.

Put your bet on who will emerge victorious tonight?

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