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Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:34 am

The UFC has shot down the plans for Wanderlei Silva to appear at Bellator 131 according to a report from MMA Junkie.

It only took a day for the UFC to crush any chance of Wanderlei Silva appearing at the pre-event party and event for Bellator 131. The promotion made the announcement yesterday that Silva would be in attendance, but Silva's contractual status with the UFC was quickly brought into play.

MMA Junkie had the news, starting with Bellator's tweet announcing the change in plans:

"Due to contractual obligations, Wanderlei Silva will not be able to participate in #Bellator131’s pre-promotion #mma," the promotion tweeted.

According to a source close to the promotion, who spoke to MMAjunkie on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, Bellator agreed to not utilize the former PRIDE champ and recently retired fighter when informed that he was still under contract with the UFC.

Silva has been acting as though the UFC and athletic commissions have no right to tell him what he is and is not allowed to do following his suspension for running out of his gym to avoid a random drug test. And, every time the UFC has made it clear that they won't let him do whatever he wants, Silva has released videos or tweeted about the situation. Each time stressing that he feels the UFC has no power despite his existing contract.

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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by nhbnews on Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:22 am

"And, every time the UFC has made it clear that they won't let him do whatever he wants, Silva has released videos or tweeted about the situation. Each time stressing that he feels the UFC has no power despite his existing contract."

Aside from the fact that this Bloody Zuffa writer and/or editor view proper punctuation as unnecessary, does UFC think they can stop Wanderlei from releasing "videos or tweeted about the situation"?

Wanderlei has broadened the discussion far beyond the drug issue, and even out into context why fighters believe they must use PEDs. I do not support the use of PEDs, but also understand why many fighters feel their backs are against the wall when they are pressured or even required to fight on too short notice.

These pro-Zuffa web sites are worse than ever.

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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by PRIDE4EVER on Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:04 am

really horrible thing for wand! So they won't let him fight, but won't let him work elsewhere? Zuffa doing what Zuffa does holding fighters hostage.
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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:29 am

nhbnews wrote:
These pro-Zuffa web sites are worse than ever.


As ppv buys fall/people stop financially supporting Zuffa and their plans for world domination don't work out Zuffa will become more desperate.

When Zuffa becomes more desperate the bought and paid for pro-Zuffa media will become more aggressive with their attacks on non-Zuffa mma and anybody considered an enemy by Zuffa..

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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by CDF47 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:53 pm

^Sounds right to me

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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by stu3ufc on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:28 pm

PRIDE4EVER wrote:really horrible thing for wand! So they won't let him fight, but won't let him work elsewhere? Zuffa doing what Zuffa does holding fighters hostage.

not surprised that was written into his contract about working with other mma orgs.... even if he'd retired

what a joke

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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by fka on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:01 pm

Seriously sucks for wandy he's pretty screwed can't fight can't make guest appearances jeez better get a 9-5 to pay the bills.

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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by Rocksoldier84 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:14 pm

But I thought Bellator was the one holding fighters hostage. No surprise, the Zuffa Zombies don't give a shit and aren't outraged like they were with Alvarez.
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Re: UFC squashes Wanderlei Silva's appearance at Bellator 131 pre-fight activities and fights

Post by fka on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:18 pm

Exactly bro ^^^^

Funny as fuck when shoes on the other foot....

Well it seems to only press wandy to talk more trash on ufc so we will see how far this ends up going.

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