Dana White would like to see Wanderlei Silva walk away on a winPosted on November 23, 2011, 11:01 AM by Joey Santosus
"I just don't want to see anyone hurt - that's all I care about. When you get to a point - and in my opinion, I'm no doctor - you start getting knocked out on a regular (basis), that's it. I don't want to see that any more. I don't want to see it. I think he's gets it. I've been very clear and open and honest about it. He looked good (Saturday). I'd be cool with (him walking away after the win), too. I would never try to talk somebody out of retirement. Never, ever, ever would I do that. Nope." - For more from Dana White, visit Heavy.com
When "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva stepped inside the octagon opposite Cung Le last Saturday night, it was likely against the better wishes of UFC President Dana White. Prior to his battle in San Jose, Silva had capped off a 2-6 run with a 27-second knockout loss to Chris Leben in July, which marked the fourth time he had been separated from consciousness in eight outings. Despite White's calls for the Brazilian to hang-up the gloves, however, Silva was granted another opportunity to right the ship at UFC 139, which saw the veteran defeat Le with a barrage of knees and punches in the second-round. But, was it enough to convince his boss that he's still got some fight left after all?
The short answer? Nope. Though White admits that Silva "looked good" on Saturday, he says that he would still like to see the former PRIDE Champion go out on a high note. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Should Wandi's PRIDE-inspired win over Le be a new beginning or the perfect ending to the "The Axe Murderer's" storied career?
Further Reading: Wanderlei Silva says he did Cung Le a favor by breaking his nose
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