Wanderlei Silva released from ZUFFA contract

Wanderlei Silva has been released from his contract with ZUFFA as per his attorney Ross Goodman (via MMA Junkie):

The UFC has released Wanderlei from any and all obligations or rights to Zuffa, which obviously now allows him to do whatever he wants,”

Silva had been embroiled in a bitter contract dispute with the UFC which culminated in a lawsuit against him after he accused his employers of fight fixing. Today he took to his Facebook page to rescind his statement:


Silva's Retraction
I Was Wrong, apologize.

"In July of last year, I posted a number of comments on Facebook and…

Posted by Wanderlei Silva on Thursday, 14 January 2016


Silva, 39, is currently retired from MMA competition after being issued a lifetime ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) as a result of him dodging an out of competition drug test. He has since challenged the ruling successfully in Nevada’s district court where a judge overturned the ban. Wanderlei is currently awaiting a re hearing by the NSAC which has been delayed four times already.

Should the re hearing turn out in favour of Wanderlei it is possible that we will see him fight again. Rizin, Bellator, and ONEFC are all possible homes for him. Silva vs Fedor anyone?

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