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Wanderlei Silva Will Fight Again According to Trainer

Wanderlei SilvaWanderlei Silva plans to fight again despite suffering a 27-second knockout to Chris Leben earlier this month at UFC 132 to fall to just 2-6 in his last eight bouts, “The Axe Murderer’s” longtime trainer Rafael Cordeiro recently told Sherdog.

“In my opinion, he has to keep fighting,” Cordeiro said. “He has the will to be competitive for years to come. He never thought about quitting fighting because of that loss [to Leben]. That’s not a champion’s philosophy. The champion stands up again after a loss.”

UFC President Dana White said after Silva’s latest loss that it was “probably the end of the road” for the MMA legend, but Silva has other plans.

“White can have that position, but Wanderlei has the fire [to fight],” Cordeiro added. “The fans and his training partners feed him. I still see a lot of good things happening for him.”

The UFC has not yet made any plans for Silva’s now-likely return to the Octagon.

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