Following Wanderlei Silva’s defeat at the hands of Chris Leben at UFC 132 last Saturday, promotional president Dana White was blunt: “I think it’s the end of the line for Silva.”
Since returning to the UFC fold Wanderlei has not managed to reproduce the performances that marked his tenure at Pride FC. In six appearances he’s lost four, two of them coming by quick knockout – one to Quinton Jackson in 3:21 minutes and the other to Leben in just 27 seconds.
However, when addressing his impending retirement suggested by White, Wanderlei made it clear the option does not figure in his plans.
“I cried; I had all kinds of awful thoughts; and I’m ashamed. Now I’m only thinking about one thing: I want revenge,” he remarked over Twitter.