Wand remembers Arona, but wants Belfort: “I’m going to get you”

Wand and Rafael Cordeiro. Photo: Publicity.

Wanderlei Silva’s desire to face Vitor Belfort is nothing new. The two fought at UFC Brazil, in 1998. On the occasion, Belfort knocked Wand out in just forty-four seconds. The fighter from Curitiba has been craving revenge ever since.

Waiting on word about his next fight, Wanderlei is nostalgic about the old days of Pride:

“You know, I felt something was missing. Then I discovered what it is: I need a rival. I’ve never trained as hard as I did during the days of Arona,” he said over Twitter.

Nevertheless, soon thereafter he fired off:

“But now I want to get my hands on Belfort. I’m training for you. I’m going to get you, you’ll see.”

Check out the first time the two faced each other:

Victor Belfort vs Wanderlei Silva 1998

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