Wanderlei Silva Is Running For Congress In Brazil


Wanderlei Silva returns to the Bellator MMA cage next month at Bellator 206, facing former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rampage Jackson for a fourth time.

The Brazilian fighter has started looking at opportunities outside of the fight game and that includes taking part in government work in his native Brazil.

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Silva has recently announced that he is running for a seat in congress as a federal deputy and that announcement was made via Instagram:


Here is a translation of what Silva wrote, provided by Google Translate:

“It is our time, as I am happy with so many demonstrations of support, I am putting my name at the disposal of you brothers, we will not have stickers, sound cars, painted wall, nobody puts 100 to receive 50 if you see the candidate spending too much open the eye, my campaign will be the campaign of Gandi, simple more with ideal love and honesty of friends, send this photo to your groups in Whats and who wants to post in your urges, thank you! I'm counting on you! Count me in! You will see that your Son does not escape the Struggle!”

Elections are taking place this October in Brazil, meaning that Silva could be a part of the Brazilian government by the end of the year.

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