Wanderlei Silva speaks about UFC 139 fight against Cung LePosted on September 26, 2011, 10:34 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The last time we saw Wanderlei Silva in the Octagon it wasn’t for very long, as Chris Leben knocked him out in a scant 27 seconds. After that bout, at UFC 132, UFC President Dana White said, "I think it's one of those ones where I'd like to sit down and talk to him and kind of Chuck Liddell him into it,” referencing the retirement of “The Iceman.”
It seems as if that conversation never happened, as Silva was tapped to replace Vitor Belfort on the UFC 139 fight card. Belfort was originally booked to face Cung Le, but Belfort was forced to withdraw from the November 19th event due to injury.
Silva recently spoke about his upcoming fight with the former Strikeforce Champion Le who will be making his UFC debut on the card, which will take place at San Jose, CA’s HP Pavilion.