Dana White Reveals Wanderlei Silva Could be on Last Leg vs. Cung Le at UFC 139

UFC President, Dana White speaks on the future of former long-time PRIDE champion, Wanderlei Silva as he will step in to face Cung Le at UFC 139 in San Jose, California on November 19th, adding this could be “The Axe Murderer’s” last chance.

White, speaking via MMAJunkie, said:

“It’s one of those things. There’s this fine line between telling a guy you’ve got to hang it up and him actually wanting to hang it up. We’ll give him this fight with Cung Le, and we’ll go from there. I’m sure you guys know what I said about Wanderlei after his last fight. Wanderlei was really bummed out about it, and he wants another opportunity. He wants to fight. The guy’s been around for a long time. I respect him. He’s healthy, so we’ll give him the shot.”

“He knew going into that last fight how I felt about it. The thing with me is, I love Wanderlei. Wanderlei has been awesome ever since he’s come to the UFC. You couldn’t ask for a nicer guy and a guy who goes in and gives it all. But listen, I don’t want to see a guy go in and get hurt. You guys have heard me say it a million times: I don’t want to make one dollar of that kind of money. I don’t. Otherwise, if that was the case, Chuck Liddell would still be fighting.

“People get pissed off every time I say this – people are like, ‘Who are you?’ Unfortunately for people who don’t like it, I am the one who makes those decisions. Whether you like it or not, too fucking bad.”

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