Back on Friday, we reported a pissed off Mirko Cro Cop revealing that Wanderlei Silva pulled out of their fight at Rizin and went off on an angry tirade. For two days, there was nothing from either Silva or Rizin’s team about what in the hell was going on, and a video we shared in our post showed Silva in tanned, ripped glory looking healthy as ever.
Finally, Silva has released a video discussing what happened. According to Silva, he is still recovering from his injuries sustained in his accident and was not able to fight 100%. …But, weren’t those injuries way worse back in September when he accepted the fight? We’re confused, but here is the official statement as translated by the aptly named trulyskeptical on Reddit.
I am here to give an explanation to my fans about why I won’t compete in December. My recovery, I wasn’t able to be 100% for this fight, and I am a professional. I would never fight, not with Mirko or anyone, without being prepared, and what surprised me the most with all of that is that this guy, this Croatian, Mirko Cro Cop, in front of me called me the best of the world, the legend, and behind a computer, started talking shit about me.
What kind of man are you Mirko? To say a lot of shit on Internet, and not say it to my face? Are you only a man when behind a computer? You pussy. Who do you think you are talking to? Chill out, it won’t be now, but soon you’ll get what is yours, I know very well how to catch you, and I know you are afraid of me, you coward.
So really it was offered me a very good amount of money to fight Mirko, they offered me 1 million dollars, and I could, I am training and I could get in and see what happens. If I got there and fought 30 seconds or 1 minute my purse would be the same but I am a professional, and I would never do that without being 100% ready to give the show that all my fans are used to see. So, to fight with you, you pussy, or with anyone, I will fight when I am 100%. Everyone knows I am coming back from a serious injury, I am recovering well, thank God, I am training well and I am training to get back to the old form, the real mad dog. I won’t fight without being ready, I will fight to win, and Silva is back, you can wait.
So, we still have no idea what is going on and who will step in to face Cro Cop, but at least Silva has spoken out and confirmed what was said. We’ll just have to wait and see what Rizin does in the fallout. Also, can we say that “Porn Star Stache” Silva is our favorite Silva?
If you speak Portuguese, here is Silva’s video below.