Being called a legend in MMA is not something that’s thrown around lightly.
Former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva is definitely a legend in every sense of the word, but following his last loss to Chris Leben in July, many questioned if it was the end of the road for the Brazilian.
UFC President Dana White even stated after the loss that he thought maybe Silva had seen his last days inside the cage.
Well now a reinvigorated Wanderlei Silva is coming back at UFC 139 to face Cung Le in the co-main event on the card. Speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday, Silva admitted that all of his past accolades are great, but now with his back against the wall he needs to prove himself once again.
“My history’s a good history, I had the title, was the best in the world, but that’s the past,” Silva said. “I need to prove it all again. Especially after my last fight.”
Silva also goes in depth with what he’ll do to train for a fighter of the likes of Cung Le and the expectations he has to go out and win in this fight.
Check out this exclusive one one one interview with Wanderlei Silva: