Roach: Silva lost because he got lazy
Freddie Roach was recently a guest on the ‘The MMA Hour’ and spoke, amongst other things, about Anderson Silva’s recent loss to Chris Weidman and what he though went wrong for Silva:
“I definitely saw him get knocked out,” Roach said, referring to Silva’s UFC 162 loss to Chris Weidman on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “My thought on that is that he just plays around too much. I think it’s too easy for him sometimes. He just got caught playing around. In this sport, one punch can change things, and this isn’t a sport you should actually play [around].
“The thing is, I think he gets a little bored in there because he’s talented, and he seems like he’s more talented than a lot of the guys. He is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. He understands timing and distance really well. I think he could’ve avoided taking those shots, but again, I’m not sure what his thought process was. I think he was just a little bit lazy and playing around too much.”