Antonio McKee: I may have rubbed UFC the wrong way


“You just don’t bring a guy that far and just cut him on a split decision. I just didn’t understand that. That hurt more than anything. OK, now I made it, and then you cut me on a split decision? It just wasn’t fair to me when I’ve seen some of the guys in the UFC that have a really, really, really long streak of losses. …

:"I think they were expecting a little bit more from me as far as directly connecting with Dana White and Joe Silva. Because Joe Silva said something to me before the weigh-ins. He came up to me and he goes, ‘Aren’t you going to thank me?’ I didn’t quite really understand what he was talking about. I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he goes, ‘I heard that you said I f--ked up letting you in the UFC.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ So after the weigh-ins and I ate, that was really heavy on my mind because he struck that conversation with me. So then I remember an article or an interview that I did and I said, ‘Oh yeah, Joe Silva’s f--ked up now; McKee’s in the UFC.’

"He took that in a derogatory form. I didn’t mean it like that. … I think a lack of communication, a misunderstanding -- I may have rubbed Joe Silva the wrong way. I don’t know.”

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tcrowl18 site profile image  

5/26/11 1:49 PM by tcrowl18

The guy is 40 years old, and lost to a scrub on an undercard. end of story

ToneB site profile image  

5/26/11 5:44 AM by ToneB


CindyO site profile image  

5/26/11 4:02 AM by CindyO

 Huh??? Cindy

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

5/26/11 1:14 AM by KevinMcAllister

mckee got decisioned by silva. silvas decision was to cut good?

Masakyst site profile image  

5/25/11 11:08 PM by Masakyst

he was probably just hungry after cutting weight damn it I just know there's a good "Christmas Dinner" joke somewhere in there but I am not witty enough to come up with it

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

5/25/11 9:55 PM by Malachy Friedman

He's got a shit world owes him attitude and didn't deliver

MikeyA518 site profile image  

5/25/11 9:41 PM by MikeyA518

 Well I gotta be honest, Joe Silva and Dana have steadily outdone all their competition and In the long run, all their decisions seem to be the best.  Not to be a D Rider, but they always put together fights the fans want to see, always scrap guys that just about deserve it, and give guys who deserve a second shot a second shot.  Mckee, is 40 years old with not a ton of talent.

jimbobyeaboy site profile image  

5/25/11 9:31 PM by jimbobyeaboy

IMO it's very unprofessional of Joe Silva to cut a fighter for something so petty.

Dougie site profile image  

5/25/11 8:22 PM by Dougie

 I don't care to see McKee in the UFC again but I also don't care to see half the TUF guys there either. The UFC was supposed to be the top tier level of fighters. Building up a fighter from TUF is a waste imo. Best to have a farm league for that. Perhaps Strikeforce is where newer guys can fight and save the UFC for the top dogs.


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