Wanderlei Silver removed from Bellator 131 pre-promotion

 

Bellator announced yesterday (Tuesday) that Wanderlei Silver will not be attending the prepromotional event for Bellator 131 due to contractual agreements that the fighter has with the UFC. The announcement came via Bellator’s twitter account.

Although Silva has been very outspoken about the UFC and has done quite a few appearances in other organizations such as commentating for XFCi in Brazil, it seems that the UFC could not stomach the MMA legend being part of a promotional event with an American based promotion other than themselves.

The prepromotional event will still have other UFC legends such as Royce Gracie, Randy couture and Frank Shamrock participating.

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