Wanderlei Silvas days competing at the highest level are probably over, but our love for him isnt. He was always the type of fighter that would probably fight people in alleys if he had never found his way into MMA. He's a natural born fighter, he posses the best killer instinct in the game, bar none. If Wandy rocks you, start to pray because you wont be given a chance to regain your senses. The look in his eyes while he rolled his fists before a fight is really one of the most horrifying and awesome things you will ever see. His presence is probably one of the most intimidating in the game. There was no flashiness in his style of fighting, he was all brutality. Devastating Muay Thai, to take out Wandy you had to practically kill him. "Quit" isnt in his vocabulary. But what seperates Wandy from others like him is that he's genuinely a nice person. His dedication to his fans is a reasons he's one of my favorites, he somehow manages to make a personal connection with everyone he comes across. Whether it be on social media or just on the streets. Wandy claims to not have fans, only friends. Somehow he could make you believe he was your friend. He made his fans feel like we where part of his team. One night while I was unable to sleep and browsing twitter Wandy tweeted "how is everyone?" I replied, "To stressed, cant sleep", I didnt think he'd reply but he did. Almost immediately he responded with "relax friend, everything ok". Anyone whos ever been through a rough patch in their lives can relate to how this could turn someones mood around. Having someone I respect and look up to even bother to respond to me meant a lot. Gave me something to smile about just long enough to relax and catch some zzz's.
Should he retire? This might be the selfish fan in me talking but, I hope not. At this point I honestly cant imagine MMA without him. But just in case he does, thanks for all the bloodshed, pain and entertainment Wandy.
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