Silva: There was no lack of respect


Suffering a knockout loss to Chris Weidman after doing a lot of clowning around in the cage, a lot of people pointed to Silva as having a lack of respect for his opponent which led to his loss. In interview yesterday with Brazil's Globo TV, Silve said that was not the case at all, citing his antics as 'part of the show':

"If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not," he said in a Sunday interview on Brazil's Globo TV. "There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down... It should continue, it’s part of the show"

"Nobody likes to lose," Silva said. "I train four months to win. But you end [up] learning with your mistakes, and I learned the worst way possible. After everything that happened, we calm down and I realized I had something to question, even question Anderson Silva. I lost to myself, and that’s the worst loss. Losing by knockout shakes you, [it] will be in history, but will leave a lesson."

"Everybody has to retire, but it’s not my time yet," Silva said. "I’ll get a rematch. Chris gave me this opportunity and we’re fighting again. That’s another chance to overcome, reinvent myself as a person and athlete."

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"There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down... It should continue, it’s part of the show"


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KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/17/13 4:27 AM by KingofBJJ

  Don't hold your breath. He has already said only Muhammed Ali can tell him if he isn't acting humble.  He's not going to change, so we shall see how it works for him this time, unless Chris gets in another lucky punch.  

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

7/17/13 1:27 AM by Jons Forsberg


UGPTT_Rear Naked Chode site profile image  

7/17/13 1:20 AM by UGPTT_Rear Naked Chode

Pretty sure your body gets older everyday from around age 0.

MMA6053 site profile image  

7/17/13 1:03 AM by MMA6053

As a big fan of yours Anderson you not only disrespected your opponents but you disrespected your fans as well when you turned out that embarrassing performance.Come December leave the shit behind and fight like we all know you can.Plain and fucking simple..

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7/16/13 8:17 PM by SgtJustinTeplitz


Wasa-B site profile image  

7/16/13 6:29 PM by Wasa-B

Even for golf or tennis, I would argue that the physical prime (speed, power, recovery, agility, reflexes) are likely in the mid 20s somewhere. Then comes skill, technique and experience which often accumulate to greater heights in the late 20s/early 30s and then you have the few that can maintain their physical attributes good enough and balanced with their skill, technique, experience to stay on top of their sports. Guys like Andy, Hendo, Randy are anomolies for a reason.

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7/16/13 5:06 PM by Vote me down

Weidman wins with another KO, Silva has nothing for this guy, especially now.

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7/16/13 4:48 PM by gokudamus stole my name iv

"And even Hendo with his 1st round of stifling top game -- the second round he didn't try to clinch or TD once " He did, though.

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

7/16/13 4:35 PM by Jons Forsberg

Tennis is intensive, most players have no hips by their early 30s.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/16/13 11:35 AM by KingofBJJ

Not in intensive sports (MMA, Basketball, Boxing etc.).  Sure maybe for Golf, tennis etc.