A saddened Axe Murderer, Wanderlei Silva apologizes to his fans and opponent Yoshiro Akiyama for his late pull out of the fight due to injury. Training four months for a fight in his new hometown on his birthday is not something Silva is happy about having to pull out of.

The doctors have given Silva a 6-7 month window for healing before he may train again, which Silva again expressed his sadness for. Always the humble mixed martial artist, Silva says God has truly blessed him and feels he still has another few years left in the sport.