Wanderlei Silva Says He Was Happy to Fight in Japan Again
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.03.2013
It makes him feel young...
Wanderlei Silva spoke last night following his win over Brian Stann in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 8. Check out the highlights:
On returning to Japan: "I feel really happy. I don't know what happens in Japan, but it makes me feel young. I'm happy to fight in Japan again. I have the best moments in my life here, and today is one more. I feel the energy here, the energy of the Brazilian fans, the Japanese fans. I feel really happy to fight over here."
On Stann: "Brian Stann is a tough opponent. He has a strong punch. But this was the kind of fight that I like to do; I like to fight with guys like that. … He's not running away or running around. He's there to do the job. I like to fight with guys like that. I'm so proud to fight with him."
On what he'll do next: "I'm fighting one fight at a time right now. I feel healthy. A couple of injuries are normal, you know? I know sooner or later I'm going to need to stop this job, but I'm happy for this feeling and this energy from my fans. I'm so happy to make a show for the fans. I'm so glad to make my fans happy around the world."
On being able to return to Brazil and Japan: "I had a dream before I retired to fight in Brazil and fight here. I'm so glad the UFC gave me the opportunity to fight one last time in Brazil and fight here. I hope the UFC will give me a chance to come back here."