Wanderlei On Belfort Withdrawal: "I’m pissed"

Wanderlei Silva in an interview with TATAME.

Silva comments on Belfort’s withdrawal from the UFC 147 main event.

Belfort was forced to withdraw due to a hand injury and Wanderlei is less than impressed with his countryman.

“(Fighting me) with one hand (laughs)? We are professionals. It’s a great irresponsibility not to be careful on training, a great disrespect towards the fans. I’m really sad. I’m ready to knock you out, you have nowhere to run. This fight is happening. I guess you got scared of me. Nobody trains so hard that breaks his hand. We use the best equipments, gloves, bandages”

“If you were scared, you shouldn’t have accepted it. If you really got it broken, it’s amateurism and if you didn’t, you’re scared. In both scenarios, it was irresponsible of you towards the fans. Pardon the word, but I’m pissed with your amateurism. A main event on the biggest event of the world and the guy shows up like that.”

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