White: Some Brazilian fans turning on Silva


Brazilian fans are known for taking their sports really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really seriously. Earlier this year fans in the state of Maranhao killed and beheaded a soccer referee. The referee Otavio da Silva had recently killed player Josenir Abreu, in a fight after da Silva expelled Abreu from the game.

At UFC 153, fans mobbed then UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva like he was the pope on a rock tour.

However, at Sunday’s UFC 168 media gathering in Sao Paulo, UFC president Dana White said that is no longer the case.

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here,” said White. “This is his country. He’s been f------ fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you.

“In one fight? After all the things he’s done and all the things he’s accomplished?”

“I’m sure it’s tough to deal with, but he’s handled it like a champ. You don’t ever see Anderson Silva snap or flip out on people. I do, daily, but you don’t see him do it. He always composes himself like a champion and a good dude.”

What do you think UG? Did you attitude towards Anderson Silva change after the loss? Você quer cortar a cabeça de Anderson Silva?


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KOdClowning site profile image  

10/1/13 4:39 PM by KOdClowning

Anderson was SERIOUSLY rocked before the KO. Did you see his legs? He was doing a spaghetti dance prior to the knockout! It looked surreal.

mmavixen site profile image  

10/1/13 4:18 PM by mmavixen


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10/1/13 4:16 PM by PoppySan

What Dana says is definitely true. I was at the fight in a section surrounded by Brazilian fans. I was rooting for Weidman and thought I might just get myself killed. As soon as the knockout happened, everything changed. They were pissed at Anderson. I was staying at the MGN. After the fight, I found myself in an elevator with a bunch of Brazilians. I was wearing an MMA t-shirt so they asked if I was at the fight. I said yes and then they proceeded to tell me how pissed they were at Silva. One of the guys said "Anderson is faggot." Then, the whole group chanted "Anderson is faggot" for the remainder of the elevator ride and into the hallway they walked out into.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/1/13 4:12 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Sounds like Brazil has typical MMA fans.

Fox censored my Chael screen name site profile image  

10/1/13 3:58 PM by Fox censored my Chael screen name

I was surprised as well. This is a Brazilian guy whom bet me $50 that Thiago Alves would beat GSP.  This man LOVED Anderson Silva and all Brazilians.   I am unsure if it's b/c Anderson lost, or how he lost, or if it's a culmination of how Anderson has acted that has made him change how he feels.   It must be a culture thing I guess.

CH site profile image  

10/1/13 3:51 PM by CH

gamblers who lose are known to over react for a few months

teamquestnorth site profile image  

10/1/13 3:36 PM by teamquestnorth

I know. It just sounded odd to me the way your friend got around to saying he wasnt an anderson fan anymore lol

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10/1/13 3:25 PM by Fox censored my Chael screen name

teamquestnorth-that conversation happened via text.  

colubrid1 site profile image  

10/1/13 3:17 PM by colubrid1

Andersons Silvas shenanigans reflects poorly on all BRAZLIANS. If you gonna act like a clown in the ring you better back it up. Makes all Brazilians look bad.

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10/1/13 2:48 PM by ChaosOverkill

Remember Brazil still votes Fedor as the GOAT, and Nog and Wand are legendary, the trend there is guys who never taunt or clown, they just fight hard and Wand's "c'mon" is as disrespectful as the three get and it's more of an invitation to hus opponent to step up the fight for the fans and put on a bigger flashier show.   Same way Japan loves fighters