Wanderlei Silva on Vitor Belfort: “I’m challenging him… I want him”

When UFC came to Brazil for the first time, in 1998, Wanderlei Silva debuted on the event, but was defeated by Vitor Belfort. After that fight, Wanderlei reached the top of the world on Pride, but never got his so dreamed rematch. With Vitor’s loss to Anderson Silva, on UFC 126, “The Axe Murderer” proposed the challenge, on a phone talk with TATAME and now it could be in the hands of Dana White and Joe Silva.

“The Axe Murderer”, speaking to Tatame, said:

“And now, where are you running to? I’d give him the number one (on the line to fight me) easily, I’m challenging him … I want him”.


Victor Belfort vs Wanderlei Silva 1998

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