Wanderlei Silva retires. How will you remember the Axe Murderer?
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The historic and legendary career of Wanderlei ‘the Axe Murderer’ Silva has come to an end.
Silva announced his retirement through a video released today citing angst against the UFC.
“I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again,” he said. “My career is over. Because I don’t have a stage to perform, where the athletes get the proper respect. For these reasons, I have had enough.
“They tried to turn my fans against me. My fans, who have followed me for 20 years, before this promotion even existed I was already fighting in Brazil. I have fought bare-knuckle and I helped building this sport. Everything you see today, I helped build with my sweat and blood.”
Silva, famous for his brutal fighting style and some of the most memorable fights in UFC and Pride Fighting Championship history retires with a 35-12 record with his last win, a KO over the now retired, Brian Stann.