Speaking on the latest episode of MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca, Wanderlei Silva
said he’s open to becoming the latest MMA star to make the jump to the squared circle to compete under boxing rules since “I have good boxing”. That said, “The Axe Murderer” wants to do it on his own terms.
“I would like to fight a boxer, right?” Silva said. “I always liked to do it on their game. Even when I was training, I liked to do jiu-jitsu with jiu-jitsu guys and wrestle wrestlers. I like to test myself. I would like to box one of those good guys, maybe a former world champion, something like that. That would be interesting.”
“But I don’t want to fight an old man like our friend did, fighting someone who’s almost 70,” he continued, referring to his longtime rival Vitor Belfort stopping 59-year-old Evander Holyfield in under two minutes in an exhibition match in 2021. “It has to be someone younger, right? To fight an old man and beat them quickly is something other type of fighters do. I won’t do that. I wanna box someone good.”