The former PRIDE Middleweight Champion, Wanderlei Silva may be retired from MMA, but he isn’t giving up on the idea of fighting in the boxing ring at least once.
Silva was last seen in an action against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in September 2018 fighting under Bellator. That fight happened to be his final fight inside the Bellator’s cage as Silva decided to part ways with the promotion.
Soon after that, the Brazilian legend did sign with BKFC, but never competed in any of its events as he spent most of his time honing the skills of his son, Thor.
But now the 46-year-old isn’t ruling out the possibility of him making a boxing debut.
“I would like to fight a boxer, right?” Silva said on the Trocação Franca podcast.
“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.”
One of his fellow Brazilians who also happened to be his rival in PRIDE and the UFC, Vitor Belfort also made a surprise appearance in Triller’s event last year, where he thrashed the former heavyweight champ, Evander Holyfield inside the opening round.
Silva took a dig at Belfort quoting that he would rather get beaten by a young boxer than him beating an old fragile flesh.
“But I don’t want to fight an old man like our friend did, fighting someone who’s almost 70. 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,” said Silva.