UFC President Dana White wants 250 guys like Wanderlei Silva

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"You see the passion he has for this sport. He told me once that he'd rather lose a fight and have the fans going crazy instead of winning a fight where the people are booing. That's the kind of guy I want in my company fighting on my shows.... He just wants to be able to blow your mind every time he fights. That's how he is. I just wish I had 250 other guys like him. If I did, this sport would be so far in front of everything else, it would never get caught."

UFC President Dana White talks about Wanderlei Silva, indicating that it doesn't matter if he loses more fights because "The Axe Murderer" always puts on a show. He has dropped three straight, however, and has a tough test against Keith Jardine at UFC 84: "Ill Will" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 24. The interview addresses the possible move to middleweight after the bout -- Silva walks around at 210 pounds (just five pounds more than the light heavyweight division limit). But as he puts it, he does own two wins over the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Rampage Jackson. This fight with Jardine will more than likely determine a lot for his fighting future inside the Octagon in regard to weight class.

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