UFC on Fuel TV 8 Post-Fight Interviews: Wanderlei Silva thanks Japanese fans


UFC on Fuel TV 8 started out slowly from Japan with several decisions that many deemed overly boring. However, that turned around quickly as the main and co-main events delivered some epic knockouts for the action-hungry fans.

Wanderlei Silva spoke about his epic win over Brian Stann, thanking the Japanese fans who propelled him to his legendary status in MMA. Silva remains unsure whether he will stay at Light Heavyweight or not, noting that there are some huge fighters in that division. Some believe the time is right for Silva to retire with a win, as he has nothing left to prove.

Mark Hunt, another Pride veteran, appeared to be in some trouble early on against Stefan Struve on the ground. But he fought back strong and got the brutal knockout over the 7-footer, breaking his jaw in the process. Hunt said he’s ready to make a run for the UFC Heavyweight title and will fight anybody.

Diego Sanchez was also on hand to address his contoversial split decision win over hometown hero Takanori Gomi. Sanchez felt that he earned the win handily by doing more damage.

  • Hunt obviously didn't train that hard. If the guy took it serious, trimmed up, worked on Cardio and getting out of the mount/bottom position, he'd be a monster.

    Still amazing but has soo much more potential than what he's shown.

    • ….yeah

    • please silva vs griffin, i think griffin is not anymore a caliber for top ten heavyweights.

    • "Trimmed up?"

      I think your confusing UFC with WWE. Being buff doesn't mean anything, it's detrimental in most cases.

    • Sanchez vs Diaz would be sick.

  • i think silva and stann were drunk (propably sake or sushi) or high at least. Coomon, they were falling apart wtih no reason during the fight, stann walking to the ring almost puke… wanderlei didnt ate sushi (maybe key to win) cause he know the cheff, sake was from machida…

    • Yes… they were drunk on sushi…

      • dont forget high too. i heard along with traces of marijuana they also found sushi in matt riddles system

  • Tough cats, all of them.

  • Super Samoan vs Big Country next I says! this of course after Big Boy Roy sends robotic fighting Cheik packing to France,au revoir monsieur Congo! 😀

  • Diego wasn't even close to winning that right, 30-27 Gomi without a question.