At first, Parana native Wanderlei Silva was set to prove softening up a good Japanese judoka.
But the most exciting fight on the card for UFC 110, in Australia, changed – and Wand will no longer be put to the test against always-game Yoshihiro Akiyama (13w, 1l), who hasn’t lost since 2005, as readers have had enough of hearing about.
Yesterday, Wand confirmed on his Youtube.com video blog that he will be facing Cyprus-born Englishman Michael Bisping, who has stated publically that the Brazilian was afraid of him. Provocations from Bisping aside, the fight is an excellent one for UFC fans eager for Dana White to put on a GP along the lines of the late Pride Fighting Championship.
Even better than a GP, though, would be for Dana to come right out and announce that what we are seeing is an explosive quadrangle: Wand faces Bisping, champion Anderson Silva faces Vitor Belfort, which the UFC directorate has announced is a done deal for UFC 109, on February 6.
There you have it, the two winners face off for the belt – on the same night that the losers square off, or just get even. Who wins? We, the spectators, for sure.
So long as Mr. White doesn’t buy the idea, the idea is to have a good time with Wand, who guarantees that’s what he wants for his fans:
“My English isn’t all that great, but all my American friends and fans who found out I would be facing Bisping come up to me and say, ‘Kick his ass!’ I’m not too sure what that means, but I’m going to kick his ass, for my fans,” said Silva in amusement.