Henderson: Anderson Silva manipulates UFC, picks his fights

source: MMAinterviews.TV

"I think Anderson, for the last five years, has tried to pick and choose who he fights and manipulates the UFC a little bit. He didn't want to fight Chael again after the first time, and, you know, obviously did after a while. He didn't want to fight me again. He kind of tries to stay away from guys that are dangerous or have a dangerous style for him and, you know, especially because he's looking towards the end of his career and he wants to, he wants to retire without losing again.

It's not necessarily how champ should be, but, at the same time he is trying to be smart about things. So, you know, it's all debatable."

transcribed by MMAMania.com...


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Wasa-B site profile image  

2/20/13 8:49 PM by Wasa-B

Your Father was one of my nemesis for a while since he was the ultimate anti-judo/japanese/fedor guy. Yes, he was a BJJ extremist. He really had it out for anything Japanese even more though funny enough. The antithesis of Evil Yoshida. He was quite knowledgable and insiteful when it came to BJJ but completely biased against anything non-BJJ. What happened to EY btw? Or your buddy WB for that matter? I guess i havent paid attention to Lazer as much, Thiaguy is out of control though. That guy is really creepy. Its too bad since he does appear to know the guy relatively well but just loses it when it comes to his crush.

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2/20/13 8:45 PM by Wasa-B

"Anderson prefers different fights but ends up fighting everybody."Lazer, here's a question. Has Anderson ever formally been offered a fight by the UFC and then formally refused? I still admit I dont know how the UFC works when it comes to this though. Like if the UFC wanted Anderson to fight Weidman or Henderson, they could make him, no? So Shogun and Machida were said to have turned down the Jones fight after Hendo withdrew. I completely understand why they did but how does that work? Are those official offers or just Dana fishing the fight around? There are verbal agreements then the official signing? Has the UFC ever made a fighter fight someone they verbally refused to intially?

orcus site profile image  

2/20/13 8:44 PM by orcus

Your Father was funny. I always thought he was EvilYoshida, I guess I mis-remember. Was Your Father the ultra BJJ rules guy?

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2/20/13 8:42 PM by Wasa-B

Ha, you just posted that a second before I had my comparisons. I originally had Lazer MMA & Andy vs Thiaguy & Shogun vs Evil Yoshida & Nippon but rememberd it was a hate obsession connection so added Atkins and Your Father. Actually, Your Father had it out pretty good for (Hidehiko) Yoshida as well.Ahh...the good ol days. Whatever happened to the rest of those guys?

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2/20/13 8:39 PM by orcus

Lazer is to Henderson as Thiaguy/gamer is to Shogun. I hope Dan and Shogun rematch so those two guys can just get in a thread together and go to town.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/20/13 8:39 PM by Wasa-B

Lazer MMA & Andy vs Todd Atkins & Rickson vs Your Father & Fedor

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2/20/13 7:40 PM by ABE FROMAN

These 'sources' prove nothing except that Hendo is worse than what he claims Anderson is. I quoted you 4 fighters that Dan turned Down directly and the most you got is more quotes that do nothing more than prove that Anderson prefers different fights but ends up fighting everybody. Dan will NEVER fight Marquardt because he's now a welterweight. That opportunity is gone. LIL Nog owns a win over him, he should've been willing to get that back. He wasn't. Shogun/Hendo was arguably the best and most controversial fight in UFC history, Dan wouldn't do it again.  And finally, Dan only fought Machida because he had no choice, he's already been out almost a year and a half. You're DONE talking about how much of a coward Anderson is on every thread since you've been on this board. The next time you do I'm going to remind you of your hero's record and the fact that you know nothing about Mixed Martial Arts. Dan fought people in his own weight division, except for the time he fought the smaller and easier Jake Shields, we know how that went. Anderson beat Dan, anything that Dan has done won't take that back until he can beat Anderson, we know that won't happen.  Stop obsessing over Anderson and pretending that you're being objective. Literally on EVERY Anderson thread you remind people that he's ducking someone, then claim you're not doing it because you might've said something good about him at the same time. There is NO Anderson thread on this board without you in it.

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2/20/13 5:04 PM by Lazer MMA

Yea he lying, that's what he get's paid for like all journalists LOl. Hendo is lying too. Ty5 more sources to address (or no).I'm out, enjoy

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2/20/13 4:58 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

Is NOT proof*

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2/20/13 4:57 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

A journalist and Henderson claiming something is proof of anything factual. I know you get that, but you keep claiming it over and over. Its really sad. Dan at the time said in many interviews that it was about money. He was a FREE AGENT and chose to fight elsewhere. Zuffa offered him nate m. as a title Eliminator and he REFUSED and went to SF. Get over it.