Bleacher Report's Peter Carroll:
As ?Sandstorm? blasted out of the sound system, the audience?s level of appreciation rang through the packed out MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The blind aggression was in the face of the great Wanderlei Silva, with his lines and scars telling their own story.
While it is undoubtedly exciting to see ?The Axe Murder? in that mindset, I couldn?t help but think why he would approach this fight in such a manner.
I know what you?re thinking?Silva can only fight one way. Swinging wide hooks from his hip, ?a berserker? is the description they constantly play with in an effort to describe the wild attacks of the Curitiba native.
Dana White, in the post-fight press conference of UFC 132, claimed that Wanderlei Silva may have reached the ?end of the road.?
The Boston CEO confirmed that the 27-second knockout to Chris Leben could have been the last action we ever see from one of the most exciting fighters in the history of the sport.
I believe these suggestions to be completely premature and in all honesty, perhaps the UFC should think of what was expected from Wanderlei Silva before he even stepped into the Octagon last night.
We all know the Pride champion. The Wanderlei Silva that only has one gear. Some of his fights were so graphic, you could see the Japanese audiences cover their eyes in an effort to block out what appeared to be an assault, despite it actually a competitive MMA matchup.