Iconic Brazilian brawler Wanderlei Silva has competed against some of the biggest stars in MMA with the added pressure of a championship belt or headlining spotlight being involved. However, none of his past match-ups carried the same weight has his upcoming clash with Cung Le at UFC 139 where the only title on the line is that of “UFC Fighter”.
A loser in six of his last eight bouts including four knockouts, Silva finds himself in a “do or die” situation against Le where a victory would prolong his storied career while defeat might end it altogether.
With “The Axe Murderer” immersed in preparation for his for his November 19 showdown in San Jose he has opened his life up to the public and is giving fans an opportunity to check his training out through a series of video blogs.
In his first offering, Silva reflects on a session at King’s MMA with former Chute Boxe coach Rafael Cordeiro where he says the atmosphere reminds him of his younger days as part of the famed South American gym.
“This grey and rainy climate is a flash back from the old days in Curitiba,” says Silva. “With all the guys here it was like when we trained there. Curitaba has many grey rainy days. Maybe that’s why we couldn’t stop training. There wasn’t much else to do in the rain.”
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