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: