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 Although as a professional MMA athlete your primary job is to train and show up on fight night, another part of your job is talking to the media and being available to hype the event. Although it may not be your favorite part of the job, media events are a big part of the hype machine that the UFC has built to bring in fans and get people excited an event. For the most part the athletes are more than happy accomodate, as more fans and more viewers leads to more dollars.

Sometimes, however, for one reason or another, an athlete will make a wierd decision to miss such an event, as did UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva today:

Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was scheduled to talk with a few of Los Angeles' largest media outlets on Tuesday but ultimately skipped the session and instead flew home to his native Brazil.

"We had a full media day set up for him in Los Angeles, and he just decided he didn't want to do it, so he's being fined $50,000," UFC President Dana White told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

"He doesn't like talking to the media, but it's part of his contractual obligation," White said. "Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not."

Silva was scheduled to appear on local TV and radio stations, as well as a luncheon with more than a dozen Los Angeles-area newspapers and websites.

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5/6/13 9:09 PM
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Already a thread on this:

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That's how th UG blog rolls yo.

Steal stories and repost em!! Phone Post 3.0
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Already a thread on this:

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5/6/13 9:21 PM
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I would predict a very boring Anderson performance.... but he's fighting weidman, not thales leites.

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Anderson Silva money. Phone Post 3.0
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that sucks

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Damn, that's more than most UFC fighters make per fight. Phone Post 3.0
5/6/13 9:35 PM
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Fight goes on sale in two days, so Dana is understandably upset Phone Post 3.0
5/6/13 9:36 PM
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Kostakio - Damn, that's more than most UFC fighters make per fight. Phone Post 3.0

The lower ranked fighters would love a chance to get out there and do this kind of exposure too.
5/6/13 9:39 PM
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Do all fighters have "contractual obligations" to talk to the media or just high level ones like Anderson?

5/6/13 9:39 PM
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I'll be shocked if this fight actually happens.

 

5/6/13 9:40 PM
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so gay.
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Sounds pretty fair to me. Phone Post
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Silva will be retiring soon. He's bored. Phone Post
5/6/13 10:02 PM
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What is the official punishment for missing something like this or a press conference? Does it state in his contract that he will be fined if this happens? Or possibly even having the fight cancelled like when Diaz didn't show to his press conference?

I'm just curious if the fighters know what the consequences are or if Dana handles it on a case by case basis. Phone Post 3.0
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Big deal, he'll easily make it up with KOTN and FOTN bonuses. Phone Post 3.0
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Didn't he JUST re-sign for 10 fights (or close to)?
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LOL, remember when they paid Diaz a bonus for showing up for the press conferences after he ducked out?

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I would imagine 50k is like 5k to Anderson Silva. Phone Post
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Anderson P. Sonnen -  I would imagine 50k is like 5k to Anderson Silva. Phone Post

I'd say its more like 100,526 Real.
5/6/13 11:05 PM
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felix1985 -  Silva will be retiring soon. He's bored. Phone Post

Which is precisley why he signed a new 10 fight deal.



























Oh wait.
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Anderson P. Sonnen -  I would imagine 50k is like 5k to Anderson Silva. Phone Post

He has a net worth of $10 mill. Still not chump change though.

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MMA Lives Here -  So Nick misses the one and only press conference, ends up getting a title shot

Anderson misses some 'interview afternoon' and gets fined $50,000 USD? Phone Post

Yup. If there's anyone that's been mistreated by the UFC, it's Anderson Silva.

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MMA Lives Here -  So Nick misses the one and only press conference, ends up getting a title shot

Anderson misses some 'interview afternoon' and gets fined $50,000 USD? Phone Post

Well, he lost his title shot after missing the press conference.

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