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 three times, but late 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 ‘punches to the face.’
This fight was wrapped in violence — this was everything your parents didn’t want you to be when you were growing up. Tonight’s bout was a dream for button mashers across the planet.
Props to Wanderlei Silva (and Brian Stann) on an amazing performance tonight at UFC on Fuel TV in Japan. Now let’s spend the rest of the night looking at these incredible .gifs from the fight.
And let’s check out a little more from this potential Fight of the Year.