"Wanderlei has kind of been at end of the career for a while now. He loves this sport. He is very sincere when he says he loves to fight, he loves to train and he loves to compete. The problem is he isn't winning a lot of fights. If he gets knocked out one more time, I suspect that will be the end of the road. Brian Stann has the ability to knock him out. Wanderlei has the same ability and can definitely win this fight. But he really needs it and Brian doesn't. Wanderlei's heart is big, but his chin is more suspect than Blade Runner. Brian Stann, the All-American, KO's him in the first round."
Is this the end for mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Wanderlei Silva? It could be, according to top middleweight and light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen (via UFC Tonight), who's no stranger to Silva bashing, once calling him a "stupid immigrant" and a "walking punchline." But is his jaw comparable to the alibi from Oscar Pistorious, the Olympic amputee who (allegedly) shot up his girlfriend? The "Axe Murderer" moves back up to 205 pounds for his long-awaited return to Japan this Saturday night (March 2, 2013) against Brian "All American" Stann in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 8 at none other than the famed Saitama Super Arena, where Wandy carved out a legacy as one of the deadliest men to ever compete in PRIDE Fighting Championship. Is the aging Brazilian one brutal knockout away from retirement, or will he make Sonnen eat his words this weekend in "The Land of the Rising Sun?"