Found June 20, 2012 on Fox Sports:
I didn't really think too much of fighting a Brazilian in Brazil until I started doing interviews ahead of the fight. I thought taking a rematch with Wanderlei Silva -- I beat him in a classic fight at UFC 99 three years ago -- would be a good fight to get me back up there in the middleweight division. But now I'm starting to realize it's a bigger deal than I first thought. Still, it's great to be able to check Brazil off my to-do list on Saturday, as I've yet to fight in this country and it's something I've always wanted to do. Right now I'm all about completing remaining goals, and fighting Brazil is definitely one of those goals. I've fought in Northern Ireland, southern Ireland and Germany and here I am in Brazil about to fight here, too. Any time you go into an opponent's territory you have to stand up and be counted, perhaps even raise your game to that next level. It seems as if the whole arena is against you, and that kind of scrutin...

Wanderlei Silva business manager talks his future, TUE exemptions and founding MMA Appearances

As prevalent and important fighters are to making MMA as big as it is today, the exposure of them and their product cannot be overlooked at all. In a market that is almost entirely fan driven, people knowing who you are and how you are perceived is important. Wanderlei Silva is known inside the locked [...]

UFC 147 Weigh-in Results & Video – Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

The rematch between Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin is on as both fighters successfully made weight for their main event clash at UFC 147. Silva tipped the scales at 188-pounds while Franklin weighed-in at 190-pounds for the catchweight bout. UFC 147 also features the featherweight and middleweight finals of TUF Brazil, as well as, a key heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum...

UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC 147 weigh-ins took place at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Both Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin successfully made weight in their 190 lb. catchweight bout. The most intense moment came when Rodrigo Damm and Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros had a brief scuffle as Medeiros approached Damm. Damm responded by pushing Medeiros away and...

UFC 147 preview: Silva vs. Franklin

The UFC's long awaited return to Brazil has been marred by injuries and cancellations, but UFC 147 still features heavy star power. Wanderlei Silva, one of the all-time mixed martial arts greats, returns home for a rematch against former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin, while elite Brazilian heavyweight Fabricio Werdum looks to move one step closer to a shot at the gold...

‘UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II’ Live Pre-Fight Press Conference Video

All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” extravaganza will be hitting the podium today in Brazil. Stream Thursday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on starting at 10:30AM ET/7:30AM PT. Headliners Wanderlei Silva (Pictured), Rich Franklin and all the athletes participating in the pay-per-view portion of the...

UFC 147 Predictions: Wanderlei Silva vs Rich Franklin

It looks like the UFC had a real last minute scramble trying to find a good enough fight to replace the hugely-anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen. The lineup has now been changed on the pay-per-view UFC 147 event to Wanderlei Silva vs Rich Franklin. These guys will be facing off Saturday, June [...]

Final Card for This Saturday’s UFC 147 PPV – 6/23/12

Main Card Wanderlei Silva vs Rich Franklin Cezar Ferreira vs Sergio Moraes Godofredo Pepey vs Rony Mariano Bezerra Fabricio Werdum vs Mike Russow Yuri Alcantara vs Hacran Dias Prelims Medeiros vs Damm Heleno vs Trinaldo Teixeira vs Viana Perpétuo vs Mafra Borges Pancini vs Campos Arantes vs Vieira

You decide who shall enter the Hall of Violence next

Who will join B.J. Penn and Wanderlei Silva inside of the celebrated Hall of Violence? It's time for you the for you, the fan, to decide. Voting has already started and so far it's Randy "The Natural" Couture, and Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell running away with it. You have about a month to either agree with what the masses have voted so far, or change things...

‘Countdown to UFC 147′ Complete Episode (Video)

If you happened to miss Monday’s premiere of “Countdown to UFC 147” on FUEL TV, no worries because we’ve located the footage for you. UFC 147 takes place this Saturday and features a 190-pound catchweight contest between Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Wanderlei Silva. The 30-minute documentary focused on the icons as they prepare for their shootout. Fans can also catch a glimpse...

UFC 147: See Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin weigh in

UFC 147: See Silva, Franklin weigh in
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