Belfort blasts Silva for antics in Weidman bout


Vitor Belfort was watching the UFC 162 main event as an interested party, as he has clamored for a bout with the winner. Although Belfort fighting Weidman next is unlikely, he had some harsh words for Silva:

"The first thing you learn (in martial arts) is respect. Your opponent across the other side of the mat, the Octagon, he is the most important person in that moment for you, because that's the person who makes you compete, who gives you the pleasure to entertain people. But, I see martial arts not just from an entertainment side. I see it as a sport. And as a sport, like in NBA, NFL, we have a code of conduct. And that's something that the UFC, we need to start having that.

I think [Silva] really didn't have any conduct on this fight. He acted inappropriately and it wasn't the first time, so I hope this will be the last time that he does."

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dermotfix site profile image  

7/10/13 12:16 AM by dermotfix

Only reason Vitor is saying this is in hopes of a rematch. I mean, holy shit was that over the top. That sounded like even Vitor had trouble believing what Vitor was saying.   I wish Anderson would fight someone else before Chris too, maybe Vitor. CW fan but if Anderson has 10 more UFC fights, I'll be watching 10 more of his fights. He's the Howard Stern of MMA

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7/9/13 10:54 PM by SiriusXM Fight Club

  This. Weidman won round 1 10-9 and was winning round 2. Anderson was basically dancing around taunting and Weidman was the one who actually was focused and landed shots. I have never seen this many crybaby fan boy's in my life who have so far distanced themselves from reality that they can't realize that Chris won the fight from start to finish. And it's not just fans neither. I have read a ton of pieces where the writer chastises Anderson and doesn't give Weidman any credit. It actually makes me more excited for the re-match, because if Weidman wins again The excuses will only get more ludicrous   

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/9/13 7:02 PM by KingofBJJ

Actually he has said he didn't care through out the interviews leading up to the fight.

AlexanderTheGOAT site profile image  

7/9/13 10:38 AM by AlexanderTheGOAT

While I agree that it should be allowed that's not all he did. He yelled things, laughed, walked back to spots and waved Weidman on etc.

Ryan Warren site profile image  

7/9/13 10:32 AM by Ryan Warren

Why can't people understand that Anderson was just playing to his best opportunity to win. He needed to taunt him; that was the only way he could keep it standing. He just got caught like anyone can. It would be nice if all the attention was focused on how good Weidman is/was instead of Anderson Silva's "antics"

fitch n prey site profile image  

7/9/13 8:37 AM by fitch n prey

Vitor didnt respect his opponents when he w a s using streiods so he should shut up

Taproot site profile image  

7/9/13 8:32 AM by Taproot

he acted like a drunk dancer, and got ktfo. then he's like "i dont care anymore" bs, you got kayoed not complaining, i think its hilarious.

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7/9/13 8:00 AM by Jaybrone

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7/9/13 3:08 AM by UGCTT_ScarecrowRio

One of the reasons I like Belfort. He focusses on the fight and his opponent. Not worrying so much about hypeSeems he is just giving his view on things, not insulting Silva in anyway.

GelderdEnd site profile image  

7/9/13 2:24 AM by GelderdEnd

Yeah because Vitor was always very respectful of his opponent when he was roiding, probably still is! Please make Silva Belfort 2 so Andy can shut his mouth