Wanderlei Silva’s knockout win over Brian Stann will stand out as both one of the best fights of 2013 and one of the best moments of 2013. But, as is standard in the UFC, it didn’t take long for potential opponents to come out of the woodwork and begin to call out the man riding a high.
In this case it was Tom Watson who took to his Twitter account with the following:
— Tom Kong Watson (@TomKongWatson) March 3, 2013
Of course, a fight with Watson makes very little sense for Silva. For starters, Watson is 1-1 in the UFC and picked up a loss in his debut against Brad Tavares. While the loss was technically a split decision, the one Watson card was a clear “hometown judging” issue as every media card tracked by MMA Decisions was 30-27 Tavares.
Watson bounced back with a tremendous fight of the night TKO of Stanislav Nedkov, but there’s also the fact that at this late stage of Silva’s career, it’s unlikely that he’d want to take any fights against mid-tier unknown fighters.
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