Drysdale: I'm not gonna kiss Silva's a--


Robert Drysdale is a highly decorated black belt and undefeated in  his short six fight MMA career. However, now that he's in the UFC his goal is the same of every UFC middleweight, to win a world title. Right now Anderson Silva sits on the throne and although Drysdale respects the champion, don't expect to see him treating or talking about the champion better than anyone else:

"I don't know the guy, to be honest. I don't know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don't think about it very much, I don't care. I tend to be very opinionated and tell people what I think. That upsets a lot of people. Being half Brazilian, I understand Brazilians really well. This whole thing about hierarchy in Brazil, in his head, he ranks above everyone else and because of that, everyone should be kissing his butt.

My world doesn't function like that. You're not better than me because you have a UFC belt. I don't see the world like that so I just wasn't kissing his butt like he was expecting me to. He's probably used to that and I can see that upsetting him. From where I stand, I couldn't care less how many belts he has or how good he is, I'm not going to respect you more or less because of that."

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inf0 site profile image  

6/15/13 3:24 AM by inf0


88samurai88 site profile image  

6/15/13 2:47 AM by 88samurai88

Just about every superstar,actor or famous sports star even musician turns down a picture or an autograph here and there. Its impossible to take a pic or sign Every single fan encounter. Ive had ice cube refuse a pic at the staples center, does that make him an asshole or lose a fan..nope its happened plenty of times and you cant let it get to you too much. These people are human and need their space or may even be in a bad mood that day. Ive heard a story about all the above stars but you cant take 1 encounter for what it is or was.

MattyECB site profile image  

6/14/13 6:32 PM by MattyECB

Exactly, AS has tooled strong positional grapplers like Leites and aggressive grapplers like Maia. I've a pretty strong trust in his ability to handle BJJers without very strong wrestling chops. Drysdale may be a legend, but if you can't control where the fight goes with AS, you don't really stand a ghost of a chance

Deaf Forever site profile image  

6/14/13 3:01 PM by Deaf Forever

LOL at the confirmation bias from all the morons in this thread. Drysdale even said he doesn't even know Silva. He's butthurt about being called an idiot but he brought that upon himself by using the Team Nogueira facility and equipment and then months later talking about how shitty Silva's ground game is. He has a right to not like Silva after being insulted but Silva has every reason to not like him either.

leifdawg site profile image  

6/14/13 2:08 PM by leifdawg

This is exactly why giving Chael all those undeserved title shots was a bad idea.

nogidavid site profile image  

6/14/13 7:00 AM by nogidavid

He was nice to me back in 09

flipmode site profile image  

6/14/13 6:51 AM by flipmode

Yeah.. like Maia, Roger, Jacare.. lol

Samoa site profile image  

6/13/13 9:47 PM by Samoa

So he should lie and say Forrest is going to submit him? I can see not saying something that is going to disrespect his training partner but he knew Forrest wasn't going to submit Anderson fucking Silva. You know Forrest laughed when he read those comments.

Slapsymaxi site profile image  

6/13/13 9:37 PM by Slapsymaxi

I like Robert Drysdale a lot, but if you google "Anderson Silva upset with Robert Drysdale" the third result, and only because the first two are about this interview, it's answered pretty quickly.

Rory N Ricci s Third Wheel site profile image  

6/13/13 9:08 PM by Rory N Ricci s Third Wheel

Silva will be retired by then. You figure he still needs a good 3-4 wins at least.