If some publisher was inebriated enough to let me create ‘MiddleEasy’s Greatest Hits’, the first sentence would read: ‘Wanderlei Silva looks like Bram Stoker had a baby with Mary Shelly and then threw the infant in a minefield to be raised by explosions’. Maybe not so much after his plastic surgery, but it’s still a novel concept. Back in Pride, Wanderlei Silva was promoted as being a ‘devil.’ Granted, these are the same guys that promoted Ramage Jackson as an illiterate person who ate out of trashcans. Wandy embodied every bloodthirsty cliche you could possibly conceive, and condensed it down to the frame of a middleweight fighter that had no regard for human life. Now it looks like The Axe Murderer has realized that his career is nearly finished — but he believes he still has ten more chances to decapitate another individual inside the octagon.
“I want to make more ten fights in my career. It’s amazing, when I think about it my eyes are filled with tears”
“Thank God because for some years now I don’t need to fight for money, I do it because I’m crazy for you. My fans are my reason [for fighting].”
“You have no idea how I do feel when I am inside that [the cage]. It’s unique and intense. I’ve competed my whole life, I don’t know how it’ll be afterwards,”
Three things that I’ve learned in my long, degenerate voyage down gambling on MMA: Never bet against Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva and Wanderlei Silva. You’re just throwing money away if you think differently. Go ahead, bet on Okami, Dan Henderson and Chris Leben — but don’t say I didn’t warn you. [Source]