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Wanderlei Silva: If Chris Leben is going to wait, then I want to fight with him next




"I think I'll be back to fighting in 6-7 months. {Chris Leben] represented himself very well (at UFC 116) and he's a good opponent. If he's going to wait, then I want to fight with him next. He did very well, gave a great show and I think he's a great opponent to fight with me next."

Wanderlei Silva weighs in from the injured reserves on the performance of Chris Leben, who stepped up on short notice to replace "The Axe Murderer" at UFC 116: "Lesnar vs. Carwin" last Saturday night in Las Vegas. "The Crippler" went toe-to-toe with Yoshihiro Akiyama and submitted the exhausted DREAM import late in the third round. It was a performance that not only won him "Fight of the Night," but also the adulation from the sidelined Silva. Leben asked for the Brazilian in his post-fight interview and it sounds like Wandy is ready to oblige. Is the former TUF 1 bad boy biting off more than he can chew?

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