Anderson Silva's injuries confirmed by UFC President

by John Morgan | source:

UFC president Dana White is 100 percent positive that middleweight champion Anderson Silva (31-4 MMA, 14-0 UFC) is not faking an injury to avoid a rematch with Chael Sonnen (27-11-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC).

The reason? It's simply impossible to do.

"First of all, just to clear this up, and these guys – Dan Henderson knows it, Chael knows it, and every other fighter that fights in the UFC knows it – you can't fake an injury," White today told following a UFC 140 pre-event press conference in Toronto. "It's impossible to do. You can't do it

"When you say you are injured, we bring you to our doctors, and they check you out, and we find out if you're injured or not injured."

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Filo_Beto site profile image  

12/9/11 10:11 AM by Filo_Beto

Correction, it is a billion dollar company.

swany site profile image  

12/9/11 6:16 AM by swany

the insurance cover the ufc put in place is the reason for all the cancelled fights, and i dont blame the fighters for pulling out if they are injured, these guys have already put the hard yards in and proven themselves they deserve the right to defend their title when they are as close to 100% as possible. and as frustrating as it isid rather wait a bit longer to see the big fights when both fighters are fit then seeing a big title fight and one or if not both fighters come in injured and put in a sub par performance. also i think fighters like chael and diaz would prefer to fight the champs when they are fit so no one can put in any question marks over their victorys

The Raven52 site profile image  

12/9/11 2:13 AM by The Raven52

Did you mean Diaz?

r_o_y site profile image  

12/9/11 1:35 AM by r_o_y

seems like everytime i refresh a page an undercard fight is getting redone cause of injury loli would be interested in seeing what the actual stats are of champs or main eventers pulling out vs undercards though.

The Sultan site profile image  

12/9/11 1:14 AM by The Sultan

The type of fighter that Anderson Silva is, which is evidenced by his showmanship in the ring, I never for one second doubted that he was injured.  Anderson just isn't one of those types of guys who would lie about something like that.  Again, this is a conclusion that I have come to based on inferences made by his style and tenacity in the ring. Chael and Dan are just trolling. However, based on the manner in which Dana answered that question, I believe him too. 

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

12/9/11 12:37 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

another injury, wtf.

Hocky Balboa site profile image  

12/9/11 12:07 AM by Hocky Balboa

It amazes me that people think that some of these fighters can just fake injuries easily and get away with it. It's almost a billion dollar company.  Do people really believe a guy can just call Dana and be like "Ya, I'm hurt.  I don't think I can fight for a while.  See you sometime next year.  Bye." Then Dana will just be like "Alright man.  Sounds cool." I doubt the UFC will just risk millions of dollars in revenue by cancelling big fights, without checking the validity of the reasons that guys pull out of fights. Oh well, just my opinion.  

PrinceAlbert site profile image  

12/8/11 11:59 PM by PrinceAlbert

Man I hate to say it but it's starting to be a trend with title fights, time between, injury's etc. How come the undercard guys don't pull out as often as the contenders? We all know the answer...

ZJJitsu705 site profile image  

12/8/11 11:40 PM by ZJJitsu705

 you mean diaz?

BlueDream site profile image  

12/8/11 11:38 PM by BlueDream

Yes I really expect Dana to come out and be na he's faking that shit...great proof