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Wanderlei Silva to sign with Bellator MMA?


Bellator MMA president Scott Coker told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that both Bellator and Rizin are interested in Wanderlei Silva.

The UFC released MMA legend and longtime UFC veteran “The Axe Murderer” from his contract on last month, so he’s a free agent and can sign anywhere.

Silva was given a lifetime ban by the NSAC back in May of 2015 because he evaded a drug test in connection with a planned fight against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 in 2014. It was announced at an NSAC hearing last month that his hearing would be rescheduled for February.

“He’s gonna have to clear that all up,” Coker said. “That’s gonna be part of the deal. I know that Rizin wants to sign him as well. There’s gonna be a couple of bidders out there for Wanderlei’s services.”

Silva is scheduled to attend a Bellator Fan Fest later this month.

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