Wanderlei Silva has ended beef with Vitor Belfort

Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort will make history in 2012 when they coach opposite each other on the first international season of The Ultimate Fighter. The two coaches will meet after the season in a rematch, as Belfort won the first meeting by knockout.

Silva is coming off a convincing victory over Cung Le in his last Octagon debut, while Belfort will face Anthony Johnson in the co-main event of UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes from Brazil.

Reports of friction between “The Axe Murderer” and “The Phenom” appear to be over, according to a recent interview conducted by Sherdog’s website with Silva.

“No, times are different. I met him and apologized. Once in Las Vegas, I was disrespectful,” Silva said. “I went back to old times and talked some nonsense. Then I apologized and admitted I had done wrong. You have to be man enough to take responsibility. It’s alright now, and we’ll solve it the way we have to: by trading punches. I have the best job in the world. I can go in there, settle my differences the best way possible and still make some money.”

TUF: Brasil will run much like previous seasons of the reality show with competitors squaring off against one another to crown a champion. It is still being worked out for the season to be shown in the U.S., possibly on FUEL TV.

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3 COMMENTS
  • Lord Faust says:

    And my man crush on Wanderlei continues.

    How can you not love a guy who says “why should I be childish when I can get paid to punch people I don’t like in the face?”

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    better to end the beef now then after getting knocked out.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    I wouldn’t call Silva’s win over Le “convincing”. Le had Silva in big trouble in the first. Instead of swarming in with fast, hard punches, he kept looking to land a flashy kick for a highlight reel ko of a legend. Silva survived and ko’d Le in the second. Silva won, but Le threw that fight away.

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