Forget Brian Stann, Wanderlei Silva has his sights set on someone else. Speaking to Tatame, Wand called out fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort once again.
“And now, where are you running to?”, asked Wanderlei. “I’d give him the number one (on the line to fight me) easily, I’m challenging him … I want him.”
For the record, Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann is listed as an official fight for UFC 130 on the UFC website despite all the confusion, so I don’t think we’ll see a Wand vs. Belfort rematch in the near future. However, it would be a no-brainer for the UFC Rio card in August, especially since Brazil was the location of their first meeting.
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“Let’s do it, brother. I accept it”, Vitor said, praising the fighter he defeated by TKO in UFC Brazil, in 1998. “He’s a great athlete, a great champion, and it would be a pleasure to fight him. It’d be a highly anticipated fight, very important for the sport.
“Whatever Dana (White) says I’ll do, I never chose opponents and I won’t do it now. But he made the challenge and I’m accepting it. I just don’t wanna wait for the UFC Rio to come back, I wanna fight first”, he added.