Dana White: It's probably the end of the road for Wanderlei SilvaPosted on July 3, 2011, 01:16 PM by Joey Santosus
As far as Wanderlei (Silva) goes, I say this all the time, "You can sit and break down fights and say this fight should go like this, this fight should go like that." People knew that him and Leben were going to come out and they were going to throw until somebody fell down and it was Wanderlei tonight. People love him so much because of the way he fights and his style and the type of person he is, but yea probably the end of the road for Wanderlei. - Dana White speaking at the UFC 132 Post-Fight Press Conference
In one of the most anticipated bouts of the year, Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben went head to head in the UFC 132 co-main event. As expected, the two fearless strikers met in the middle of the octagon and began slinging leather until one of them dropped. In the end, it was Leben who emerged victorious, picking up his fourth win in five outings, while "The Axe Murderer" lost his third over the same stretch of match-ups. According to UFC President Dana White, it now appears that last night's fight, which was the legendary Brazilian's first in nearly a year and a half, may have also been his last.
Largely in part to his aggressive "take no prisoners" fighting style, Silva rose to the pinnacle of his career while competing in the Japanese MMA organization Pride FC. Over the course of approximately five-years, he strung together an impressive 20-fight unbeaten streak, during which he defeated Kazushi Sakuraba for the second time to capture the promotion's inaugural Middleweight title.
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