Wanderlei Silva attacks Sonnen for fighting Anderson Silva and wants a boxing rematch: 'I'm going to knock him out'

Wand explores options and wants to face Chael Sonnen or Rampage Jackson in the noble art

Wanderlei Silva is a former UFC fighter. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Wanderlei Silva He is a former UFC fighter. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Recently inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame UFC, Wanderlei Silva He is not content with just enjoying his retirement. In an interview with 'MMA Junkie', the Brazilian revealed that he is willing to return to the ring, but this time, for boxing fights. And those challenged are no wonder: Chael Sonnen e Rampage Jackson, two of the biggest rivals of his career.

“I would really love to have a show with Chael Sonnen, But with me it wouldn't be a show, because I would go in there to knock him out. (…) Already with Rampage It's a really interesting fight. I won two, lost two. I think we need to have a fifth fight”, added Wanderlei.


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The rivalry between Wanderlei and Sonnen is old. The two faced each other on 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil', with Sonnen winning by unanimous decision in 2013. However, the Brazilian seeks revenge, and boxing would be the ideal stage for this reckoning.

Already with Rampage, the story is even more complex. They faced each other four times, with two wins by knockout for each side. The last fight took place in 2018, at Bellator, and ended in a draw. A fifth fight, this time in boxing, would attract great public attention.


Wanderlei, at 48 years old, is in good physical shape and feels ready for the challenge. Sonnen, at 47, was also willing to return to the ring after a draw in boxing fight against Anderson Silva last month. Already Rampage, at 46, hasn't competed since 2019, but still nurtures the flame of competition.

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