MMA legend and longtime UFC veteran “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva posted the following video, announcing that he has officially retired from MMA.
Silva states the following in the video, which you can view above:
“I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again. My career is over. Because I don’t have a stage to perform, where the athletes get the proper respect. For these reasons, I have had enough.
“They tried to turn my fans against me. My fans, who have followed me for 20 years, before this promotion even existed I was already fighting in Brazil. I have fought bare-knuckle and I helped building this sport. Everything you see today, I helped build with my sweat and blood.”