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12/24/13 10:32 AM
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The modern sports entourage was created around the pound for pound greatest boxer of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson, and it included his barber. Sugar Ray died broke. More recently, Mike Tyson's extensive entourage is associated with a decline in both his business and his professional fortunes.

Thus fans of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva should be heartened to hear Silva say that he has pared the group around him, ahead of Saturday's rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168.

At UFC 162 where Silva lost his belt, he was surrounded by coaches, friend, fans, and family including Rogerio Camoes, Rafael Cavalcante, André Galvão, Ramon Lemos, Pedro Rizzo, Brazilian soccer giant Ronaldo, and Usher.

"I have not talked about it yet," Silva told Paula Sack as transcribed by MMAFighting. "It is the first time I'm commenting on this. This is one of the things that we change. Our team had a lot of people with different thoughts. Although it was not the reason why I lost, from that we analyzed what was good and what was bad, so we decided to change it."

"I am the one who goes out there to fight. I am the one who trains four, five months. I am the one who is far from my family. So, people can say whatever they want. It is a matter of opinion. I've always been motivated because I love what I do. Everything that happened was important to my improvement as an athlete and as a person."

Although Silva did not specify exactly what changes were made, the hardcore fanbase hopes it included leaving pop star Usher on a bus somewhere, after the locker room speech he gave following the loss to Weidman.

“Times like this are a lesson,” said Usher. “And I think you know the lesson. I guess the student becomes the teacher a lot of times. You’re still going to be an incredible teacher, but as a student you have to understand the responsibility that comes with wearing that crown. And I just wanted to say this to you because you give me hope.”


12/24/13 10:34 AM
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Sayid...? Lol noooiiceee! Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 10:35 AM
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12/24/13 10:43 AM
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he has like 5 BJJ guys just for grappling...too many people! Good move by the Spider
12/24/13 11:24 AM
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Damn Usher looks tiny in the black and white pic. I thought that was a child Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 11:33 AM
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The usher speech made a mockery of Silva. Well, that and the clowning/get knocked out as well as the....in fact he just didn't have a good night Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 11:45 AM
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This is a great move by the spider. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 11:50 AM
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Seeing Seagal and Usher in his locker room before the Weidman fight, and Usher escorting him back afterwards, was cringe worthy. Anderson went Hollywood, like most long time champions tend to do, and got beat by a guy that walked into the arena in fight shorts, a t-shirt, flip flops...carrying his own water. For his, and his fans sake, hopefully Anderson went back to his roots a bit for this one.
12/24/13 11:59 AM
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On the behind the scenes video, when Usher practically begged to come backstage with Silva, I cringed. You could tell Silva just wanted to be left alone with his thoughts but was far too polite to say no.

Maybe at that point his cornermen or manager steps in to say 'Just give us a moment Mr. Usher.'

12/24/13 12:09 PM
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Bay Area - Damn Usher looks tiny in the black and white pic. I thought that was a child Phone Post 3.0

If you're referring to the picture of "Usher" putting a hat on Anderson, that is a child and it's Anderson's son.
12/24/13 12:18 PM
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I think it's an inside joke about having one sissy pop star with each entourage. Mayweather and Bieber, Andy and Usher.. What's next, maybe Rory and Macklemore for the hipster twist? Cain and One Direction? Smfh Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 12:33 PM
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As part of the hardcore fan base, I strongly disagree, I HOPE Usher stays.... Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 12:39 PM
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Ushers annoying as fuck.
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Bieber is gonna be in his posse. Phone Post 3.0
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Hopefully he gets HHH for his crew, that will get him his tough man credentials back. If he brings Chuck Norris, it's over for Weidman.
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So...... no turtle? Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 2:57 PM
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Ok what the fuck is wrong with Usher being in his entourage?

His speech wasnt B.S...it did have some merit to it. I was just taken aback a little cause I didnt know they were cool like that

Usher has his own mainstreem successes
Usher isnt broke, he doesnt need Anderson to pay for shit
He respects/admires Anderson

Seems like you guys are haters for valid reason.
12/24/13 3:09 PM
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Siscio - Ok what the fuck is wrong with Usher being in his entourage?

His speech wasnt B.S...it did have some merit to it. I was just taken aback a little cause I didnt know they were cool like that

Usher has his own mainstreem successes
Usher isnt broke, he doesnt need Anderson to pay for shit
He respects/admires Anderson

Seems like you guys are haters for valid reason.
Ya all ufc fighters should have a little 98lb washed up R&B singer with them, right? It's alpha! Btw, are u a belieber? Phone Post 3.0
12/24/13 3:39 PM
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If Usher walks out with a fighter, he should do it with a spectacular dance number. "Oh baby baby Oh baby baby"
12/24/13 3:47 PM
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Usher actually trains in UFC. He would mop the floor with all you UGers. Do you think he didn't grow up 'street'? Leave Usher alone on this one.
12/24/13 5:40 PM
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Siscio - Ok what the fuck is wrong with Usher being in his entourage?

His speech wasnt B.S...it did have some merit to it. I was just taken aback a little cause I didnt know they were cool like that

Usher has his own mainstreem successes
Usher isnt broke, he doesnt need Anderson to pay for shit
He respects/admires Anderson

Seems like you guys are haters for valid reason.
Ya all ufc fighters should have a little 98lb washed up R&B singer with them, right? It's alpha! Btw, are u a belieber? Phone Post 3.0

Since when do MMA fighters try to live up to the perception of being Alpha? Much less a true Martial Artist as Anderson claims to be?

while I may refute that Usher is "washed up", does someones career have to be booming for them to be a friend to someone? As if career status= quality person you want around you....
lol you shallow fuck


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12/24/13 5:50 PM
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The article screams fat white nerd rage.... What 30 year old neckbeard wrote that? Phone Post 3.0
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UG Blog at it again, lol

When he talks about changes on his team I'm pretty sure he is referring to family, trainers, and training partners. Not famous people who hang out at the locker room who have no input on his fight strategy.
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Please tell me he didn't get rid of Dan-Dan! Phone Post 3.0

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