Silva tearfully refutes troll/SI talk that he fixed the Weidman fight

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva appeared recently on talk show in his native Brazil, and discussed among other things the bizarre accusations that the loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 was fixed.

Host: Very funny theories conspiracy theories – some say the fight was bought, some say the fight was fixed, what do you say?

Anderson Silva: I’m Brazilian, and people respect my story outside of our country – Japan, England, USA, and we very respected. We do our job very well. On the side of fixing the fight, and me selling it, I’m a little annoyed because when I enter the Octagon, I represent my country and I represent all the Brazilians here and outside who cheer me. It got me very upset, people thinking I sold the fight. i always said it’s a Brazilian belt, if it’s with me or another Brazilian, I always said I don’t want to fight with another Brazilian. If another Brazilian won, i would cheer them on. i wanted the belt to stay here. I’m not a politician, I’m an athlete and I represent my country and I’ll never fail them. Never.

***Hugs and applause***

Host: i think that answers any theory or idiot thing invented. Nothing can get in the way of what you did or will.

Translation courtesy of Justin Wade.