In a recent interview with RawVegas.com from the UFC Gym in Las Vegas, “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva stated that he was coming out to standup and bang, but questioned whether Keith Jardine would be scared to stand up to him and fight?
The comments came after a training session with 3 weeks left before their tilt as one of the co-main events at UFC 84, on May 24th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Training intensively with tape over his nose, a snorkel on his mouth, and a weighted vest, Silva stated that he is in great shape and is ready for this fight. The techniques are to increase his cardio levels so that he can fight a much younger opponent.
With revenge clearly on his mind following a late-2007 UFC 79 unanimous decision loss to Chuck Liddle he said, â€œI want to fight with Chuck Liddell again, last time I didnâ€™t have the best condition as I do now. I have good sparring, good teachers, as well as new teachers so I want to fight with him again before he stops fighting.â€
With Keith Jardine having won a decision over Liddell last year this has all the makings of a super fight. UFC 84 looks to answer allot of light heavyweight questions as the card is stacked with top contenders Lyoto Machida, Tito Ortiz, Thiago Silva, and Thierry Sokoudjou.