Bellator MMA is all set to provide fight fans around the world, the fourth installment of an old and heated rivalry between former UFC and PRIDE FC foes Wanderlei Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
The two last faced off a decade earlier at UFC 92 with “Rampage” securing a first round knockout. A lot has changed since then.
With age catching up on the two, Silva turned 40 this month, while Jackson hit 42 earlier in May. Both the fighters are coming off losses at the hands of fellow UFC import Chael Sonnen.
“I’m upset with the guy,” Silva told MMA Fighting. “He really hit me with that punch last time, knocked me out, and gave me an extra punch on the ground, so that gives me room for maybe giving back the kindness.”
When asked about whether he would give the fans a treat of his much used soccer kick back from the PRIDE days, Silva gave an answer in grey without specifying anything.
I do [miss them], but we’ll see when the time comes, anything can happen,” Silva said. “In this fight, I don’t know. We’ll see. Watch it because anything can happen.”
What makes things interesting is the fact that soccer kicks are illegal in the stateside. But given that its his final fight, Silva may wanna leave the sport with a bang.
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