MMA UFC officially signs Wandy!

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  1. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    I figured there would be a thread about this already, but its now official.

    http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=4533&zoneid=2

    The UFC today announced the signing of former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva.

    In an article with UFC.com’s Thomas Gherbasi, the UFC announced that Silva will return to fight for the UFC for the first time in seven years. He last fought in the Octagon in April of 2000, losing a decision to Tito Ortiz at UFC 25.

    Silva’s return is slated for sometime in December. Although no date or opponent was announced, it is likely that “The Axe Murder” will make his return on the December 29 year-end extravaganza.

    Both Silva and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell have stated several times that they would like to face each other and UFC President Dana White has tried for years to put that fight together, so it would not be a stretch to believe that Silva vs. Liddell is the likely match-up for Silva’s return.

    Silva commented in Gherbasi’s article that, as a longtime Pride champion, it has been a dream of his to have the UFC belt around his waste.

    The signing appeared to be the realization of a dream of sorts for White as well. He stated on UFC.com, “As crazy as this sounds, this is the pinnacle of my seven year career in this company.”

    The UFC has reserved December 29 with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
     
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    fedor > wandy
     
  3. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    That would be the new pinnacle if it happens.
     
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    I would hate to be a 205er atm you have wandy chuck hendo rampage to get through for the belt
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    tito via decision.
     
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    :coold: finally
     
  7. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    happy days. i hope chuck destroys jardine so theres no question of him having to miss wandys first fight with and injury :x:
     
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  9. Khaaz

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    Holy shit I never really thought it about it but damn you're right. The UFC LHW division is stacked as fuck now. Wandy, Chuck, Hendo, Rampage, Shogun, Machida, Tito, Rashad, and Bisping. Although I don't even know if we should count Bisping since it looks like he'll never face real competition. I doubt he even cares about fighting for the title, he's just tryin to make some "quid" for his family.
     
  10. checkii

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    :ugh:


    :werd:

    it makes me feel all warm inside.
     
  11. adrenalin112

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    205 is a list of killers.
    And overeem, belfort, and arona are still floating around.
     
  12. checkii

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    overeem has been signed as a HW for either K1 or EliteXC, cant remember.

    I wonder if wandy or shogun will ever drop to 185. I mean, 5'10" isnt all that tall, but wandy without that build just isnt the axe murderer. :dunno:
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    and i'm calling it now, Bisping will be dropping to 185, i think he's almost too big to frame wise, but there's no way he can compete in this division and keep that posterboy image.
     
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    wanderlei will give charlie the business
     
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    At least its official now, enough beating around the bush.
     
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    Ufc has all these heads and a lot of them haven't even fought yet.
    Hendo, sho, and aurelio.
     
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    look at Fiho, his first fight in pride was his first at 185 and he dropped almost 30lbs for that fight.
     
  19. dengar

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    K1/Heroes.

    I wonder what is going through Arona's mind. Sign and walk into the lion's den or sign somewhere else and be one of the top 3 205lb fighters.
     
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    I think I'm going to die laughing when all of the Liddell fanboys are fucking stunned when they watch Liddell gets completely outclassed. The only way, and I mean the only way Chuck will get out of the first round is if he's scared of Silva and comes out with a Rampage vs Chuck II game plan. Other than watching Chuck get dismantled, this is bad news for Prides future.
     
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    Good news... I can't wait to see the Axe Murderer in the cage!
     

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