MMA legend Wanderlei Silva may turn 37 this summer and be as battle-worn as any of his peers but “The Axe Murderer” is tired of fielding questions about when he’ll retire. Silva is coming off an epic knockout win over Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel 8 to earn his second win in three fights with the lone stumble coming in a closely contested clash with former UFC champion Rich Franklin.
Silva recently spoke to Inside MMA about his finish of Stann as well as his immediate future, telling the show he would hang his gloves up when either his body quit on him or fans no longer wanted to see him fight.
“It means a lot because everybody knows he’s a tough opponent. I’m so happy to have that performance against a guy from the new generation. He’s the former WEC champion and a tough opponent. And I think we made one of the best rounds in all of UFC history.”
“When I feel good, when I feel healthy I’m going to fight.”
“(If) the public wants (me to fight), (I am) there. When (I) can’t do it anymore, it’s time, but not yet.”
“I made four bonuses in three fights. I don’t know what I can do better. I was so close to beating Franklin. I don’t know. Why do guys want to retire me? Calm down. The public is the boss. When the public wants, I will be there.”
Check out the video of Silva’s interview below:
SOURCE: Inside MMA
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