Wanderlei Silva
Bullying Survivor
Male | Las Vegas, NV   United States
Bullied into fighting
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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Wanderlei César da Silva nicknamed "The Axe Murderer" and "Cachorro Louco", is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who has competed in Japan's Pride Fighting Championships and the American based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Silva is known for his aggressive fighting style with the majority of his fights ending in knockout or referee stoppage due to strikes. His style includes engaging opponents with punches and knees from the Muay Thai clinch. Silva is famous for his aggressiveness, but after the fight is over, he is known for showing respect and a sense of sportsmanship. He holds the record for the most wins, knockouts, title defenses, and longest winning streak in PRIDE history. He is the former PRIDE Middleweight Champion, and the 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion.

Unlike most MMA fighters that have a background of wrestling or boxing Wanderlei started his career on the streets of Brazil. He was bullied by the local boys for being "short and fat" and was fighting on a regular basis. Learning Muay Thai taught him how to protect himself in his teenage years. After training for a few years he enlisted in the Army where is fighting talents were quickly noticed and within a year he was fighting professionally. Using the memory of the taunts from his former bullies drives him today to teach fighting to youngsters .


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Name: Wanderlei Silva
Age: 45
Country: United States
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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