Wanderlei Silva plans to continue his MMA career
After losing by knockout in a rivalry fight series with Quinton Jackson, the 42-year-old Brazilian veteran Wanderlei Silva (35-14-1) does not plan to complete the professional career of the fighter.
"I want to be active and fight as quickly as possible," said Wanderlei at the press conference after the Bellator 206. "Next time I want to perform better"
Later, in his Instagram account, Silva thanked all those who supported him, and said that the ovation after the fight gave him the motivation to fight again.
"I want to thank all my friends and fans for the fact that they were rooting for me," the Brazilian wrote. "Leaving the cage under a standing ovation, I was very happy, and it gave me the motivation to fight again. I always represented my country with dignity, but, unfortunately, this time I did not win. It was the best fight on the Bellator 206. At 42 of age, I still can hold a few fights, and I already think about the next fights. Who will be my next opponent? Thanks for your support, brothers!"
Recently before a fight between "Rampage" and Silva, the veteran of MMA Vitor Belfort (26-14-1) reported in the Instagram page that he is going to root for the compatriot, and also made it clear that he is ready to return to business against Silva, Jackson or Chael Sonnen.
Belfort held his last fight in May of this year, losing by knockout to Lyoto Machida at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, after which he announced his retirement.