Anderson Silva Admits Taking It Easy On Thales Leites In Title Fight Due To Friendship | UFC NEWS
:There’s no such thing as holding back. I want to finish as soon as possible. The only time I did it was because he was a friend of mine. It was against Thales Leites. We went until the last round because he’s a friend of mine and I respect him”
In a shocking interview with Brazilian media outlet Tatame.com, the UFC’s middleweight boss, Anderson Silva, admits to taking it easy on Thales Leites when the two fought for the middleweight title back in 2009 at UFC 97. This should raise several red flags with not only the UFC but with MMA fans who drop coin on such events to see an actual competitive competition.