Silva denies missing media event on purpose

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

On Monday UFC champion Anderson Silva apparently skipped a media event he was scheduled to attend in LA. The fighter was subsequently fined $50,000 for the UFC, but according to a report from Brazilian outlet Veja, he was unaware of the obligation and did not miss it on purpose:

“I’ve never missed any commitment to the UFC. I would never have made the trip to Brazil if I knew I had to be in Los Angeles,” said Silva. “Everyone knows that I always block my media schedule to devote myself to training, since that’s my main priority. I’m an athlete, and my focus will always be to train and be prepared for the challenges.”

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