Nobody knows exactly how much gas UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva has left in the tank. In fact, “The Axe Murderer” isn’t sure either. That being said, what is clear is that Silva will fight at least one more time before calling it a career after wowing fans in a brilliant brawl against Brian Stann last night at UFC on Fuel 8.
As impressive as Silva’s knockout of Stann was, the 38-year old made it clear at the post-event press conference that he isn’t looking past his next pairing because he understands every clash could be his last.
“I fight one fight at a time right now,” said Silva of his future. “I feel healthy, but I know sooner or later I’m gonna need to stop the job.”
Silva didn’t put a timetable on his return to the ring during the proceedings, though he did smile at the possibility of being part of the UFC’s next card in Japan.
“If UFC gives me the opportunity to come back here, I’m happy to fight in Japan again,” glowed Silva. “I have the best moments of my life here and today is one more.”
The iconic Brazilian fought in Japan as part of PRIDE for a little more than seven years. However, his bout against Stann served as the first time Silva had been back in the Land of the Rising Sun since 2006.
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