UFC Quick Quote: Even with win over Cung Le, Dana White wouldn't mind seeing Wanderlei Silva retire

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"I just don't want to see anyone hurt - that's all I care about. When you get to a point - and in my opinion, I'm no doctor - you start getting knocked out on a regular (basis), that's it. I don't want to see that any more. I don't want to see it. ... I think he's gets it. I've been very clear and open and honest about it. He looked good (Saturday). I'd be cool with (him walking away after the win), too. I would never try to talk somebody out of retirement. Never, ever, ever would I do that. Nope."

-- UFC President Dana White tells the media (via Heavy) that despite Wanderlei Silva's victory over Cung Le at UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Hendeson" on Nov. 19, 2011, in San Jose, California, he still wouldn't mind seeing the legendary Brazilian hang up the four ounce gloves. That's because the former Pride king has taken an unprecedented amount of punishment throughout his career, most of it coming in the past five years. "The Axe Murderer" won this past weekend, sure, but he's still dropped six of his last nine bouts, four by brutal knockout. That's not something White can ignore simply because Silva picked up victory number 34 of his illustrious career, and "Fight of the Night," no less. Still, after 47 fights and 15 years in the game, maybe leaving on a high note would be the right way to go for one of the most beloved fighters in the history of the sport. Sound good to you, Maniacs?

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