Antonio McKee: I may have rubbed UFC the wrong way

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“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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