Wanderlei Silva Says His Drug Test Controversy is Behind Him – Talks Possible Opponents
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.14.2014
- Wanderlei Silva recently spoke about his recent drug test controversy and more. Here are the highlights…
On Being Clean: "I did the test on my own on June 6 to see if the corticoid and the diuretic had left my body. I did the testosterone rating test also. At my age, the normal level is 180 and I'm with 160. I'm absolutely clean and up to fight as soon as possible. I'm just waiting the UFC to say the day and the place. I'll be ready to fight in two months."
Has His Image Been Hurt By The Situation?: "Not at all, I think the opposite. Everything was cleared, explained. I appeared in the hearing, admitted my mistake. Who is with me, understood. This controversy that went out in the internet was small, it was from a irrelevant half dozen of people. I have more people with me than against me. After that, I became more known. New people came to my gym, thank God. I'm in one of the most popular moments of my career."
On Chael Sonnen's Retirement: It was that moment thing. He retired because he was going to stay a year out of competition but I think that he will come back. When this period has passed, he will be back and we will fight against each other.
On Who He Will Fight Next: "I really wanted to fight Sonnen but he's out. It could be Vitor Belfort, why not? He beats Chris Weidman and fight against me. Everybody wants to see this fight. I'm challenging the challenger. I would like also to face Luke Rockhold, he's a good fighter, he's coming from a good streak of wins and he's a former Strikeforce champion. I think that a victory against him could put me in the line of the belt. It would be perfect in that card of October in Rio de Janeiro."