It’s been over a year since we’ve seen the video of Wanderlei Silva threatening Chael Sonnen in the backseat of a car. Since then, the BP oil spill was fully cleaned, my apartment has been overrun by a crew of gangsterized roaches that hold down turf in my kitchen, and Chael Sonnen was accused of steroid use at UFC 117. None of these events stopped Wanderlei Silva from raising everyone’s blood pressure at UFC 139 with his comeback knockout of Cung Le.
In the world of horrible ideas, there’s getting your head stuck in a particle accelerator and then there’s standing in the pocket with Wanderlei Silva. Both actions will have long-time negative physical effects. Fighting Wanderlei Silva is the equivalent of donating your brain to science without the reassurance that you will not be knocked out. In reality, you will most likely be knocked out as a result of standing on the opposite end of the cage with The Axe Murderer. Tonight, we saw this on display as Wanderlei Silva was dropped in the first round, but early in the second he remembered that in fact his name was ‘Wanderlei Slva’ and he’s made a career of serving fighters a steady diet of ‘knees to the face.’ Props to Wanderlei on an amazing performance. After the bout, Cung Le walked in front of press row and his nose appeared to be disconnected from his face. Seriously, that’s the best way to describe what I just witnessed. Hopefully they can glue that thing back together.
Thanks to Zombie Prophet for the gif.