“The law is going to tell what’s right and what’s wrong,” Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva said yesterday when asked about the recent class action lawsuit filed against the UFC.
But the legendary champion of PRIDE FC, who had a bitter break with the UFC earlier this year, was noncommittal about whether or not he was a part of the legislation or had any plans to join in it.
“I retire now,” he told Carlin Bardsley of In The Cage. “We need to support the fighters and give back… we’re going to wait and see about what we’re going to do.”
The Canadian journalist also asked Silva about the recent introduction of CM Punk, a longtime pro wrestler, to the UFC.
Silva, who fought several pro wrestlers during in his tenure in PRIDE (including Kazushi Sakuraba, who became an MMA legend in his own right), smiled.
“The truth is, I don’t know who is the guy!” Silva said. “Maybe he’ll get in there and do good, like Brock Lesnar. He’s a champion, he did good. Maybe he’ll train hard and make a good fight. Maybe he make a good show, maybe it will good for the public.”
Silva also revealed his holiday plans — a visit to Hawaii, and then Japan. He didn’t specify if he would be a part of the New Year’s Eve MMA and pro wrestling event to be presented by Antonio Inoki.
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