Wanderlei Silva recently took to social media to promote an upcoming event featuring three rematches involving six former UFC or PRIDE champions. According to the poster Silva shared, the event will supposedly happen at Mike Tyson’s 400-acre marijuana farm and resort on November 21st, and will have three main events sharing the spotlight.
The poster shows an event called “Fight Club After Dark,” which is said to have Silva’s rematch with Vitor Belfort, Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans completing their trilogy, and Fabricio Werdum vs Fedor Emelianenko 2.
The ambitious event may not be finalized though, as Silva deleted the post hours after he shared it on social media.
Belfort did appear on a separate video, talking to Silva’s coach Rafael Cordeiro about the rematch. Both were on Tyson’s ranch, where they also showed the poster for the planned event.
“It’s about to happen, it’s in the oven, it’s cooking,” Belfort told Cordeiro in Portuguese (HT: MMA Fighting). “Let’s do the rematch of the century. You’ll get the best fight of the century.”
In the caption of Silva’s post, he wrote “Sign the contract then @vitorbelfort! Thanks to manager of Mike Tyson, Rob (Hickman), who is making this fight possible. I liked the card. I’m ready! This guy runs from me for 22 years!”
These fights would likely cost a lot of money to put on, and if it indeed pushes through on that date, it would also be going head to head with UFC 255, a pay-per-view with two flyweight title bouts.
And if these fights are legit, that would seemingly be news to Vitor Belfort. The Phenom has told Fightful’s Shakiel Mahjouri that Silva’s original post is ‘fake news’.