Given all the wars he has been in over the years, it’s not surprising that they have taken there toll on legendary Brazilian fighter, Wanderlei Silva.
After all, Silva has been brutally knocked out by some of the best in the business like Mirko Cro Cop, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Chris Leben.
Win or lose, ‘The Axe Murderer’s’ fights are famed for being bloody, violent, brawling battles, as are the infamous full-contact sparring sessions he participated in on practically a daily basis during the heyday of the ‘Chute Boxe’ gym.
The effect all this has had on Silva’s brain is alarming, with the fighter revealing in 2016 that he has 12 of the 15 symptoms of brain damage, including suffering from memory loss.
”Forgetting things is actually good, because you forget the bad stuff, too,” Silva joked in an Instagram post to his fans, but it was clear the 40-year-old was worried about the long term health of both himself and the other fighters around him.
“I have a lot of friends who are different from before. They are getting kind of crazy. Who is going to look after us?”