Wanderlei Silva Runs For Brazilian Congress

Wanderlei Silva is preparing for another fight, this time in the political arena.

Silva took to Instagram this weekend to announce he’d be running for a seat in the Brazilian congress as a federal deputy.

“My fight is here now,” Silva’s post reads.

“I’m facing this as maybe it is my last fight,” Silva told MMA Fighting in July about his Bellator 206 bout with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. “I will run for federal deputy now. It’s a new career, a new time in my life. I’m seeing the need for it. There are guys being elected that have no business being there, a bunch of poor guys, dishonest guys that steal from the people. You have to put guys that have an ideal and already have money to live so they don’t need to steal from the people.

“I will do this fight and then I’ll run for congress and if I get elected, I’ll go one direction, and if I don’t get elected, I’ll go another one. But the intention is that maybe this is my last fight. … I think that being elected or not, maybe this is my last fight. I’ve done enough. But there are a lot of people coming back. I think that my performance will say if it’s my last one or not.”

Silva vs. “Rampage” co-headlines Bellator 206 on September 29th in San Jose, eight days before the Brazilian elections.

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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