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Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Bellator 131: Wanderlei Silva Pulled From Pre-Fight Festitivities

Wanderlei Silva blasting Brian Stann (photo via FUEL TV/ UFC)

By FCF Staff

A day after Bellator announced that Wanderlei Silva would attend a pre-fight event this Friday in San Diego, the promotion has announced that the UFC vet and MMA legend will no longer participate.

Silva was scheduled to attend a promotional event at a Dave & Busters in San Diego on Friday night, but on Tuesday, Bellator announced:

The cancellation comes not long after Silva announced he was retiring from fighting, and cited the UFC’s treatment of fighters as a reason why. Earlier in the year, the former PRIDE champ was suspended for life by the Nevada Commission, after failing to take a random drug test.

Bellator 131 will go down in San Diego on Saturday night and will feature a light-heavyweight bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar in the main event.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:41 pm
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