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Tuesday, 10/01/2013, 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After all the things he’s done and all the things he’s accomplished? I’m sure it’s tough to deal with, but he’s handled it like a champ. You don’t ever see Anderson Silva snap or flip out on people. I do, daily, but you don’t see him do it. He always composes himself like a champion and a good dude.”

While on the UFC 168 world-tour, UFC boss Dana White discussed how the Brazilian fans have turned on Anderson Silva for losing the UFC middleweight title.

If true is it fair?

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33 Comments to Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

  1. mean170 says:

    I think people are angry at the way he lost. If he would have went out there in usual Anderson fashion and got KO’d or Sub’d I don’t think people would have responded so negatively. He did the UFC, Chris Weidman, and Himself a disservice by going overboard with the taunting.

    • UFC 84 Forever says:

      While I agree with you whole heartedly, Anderson did go out there in usual Anderson fashion… He was no different against Bonnar, Maia, Leites, etc. the difference wasn’t Silva as much as it was Weidman, in my eyes anyway. Pretty shitty that his country would turn on him though… Maybe there’s more to it than that?

      • jdog says:

        I sorta agree with both of you but also disagree a bit. If Silva went out there like he did when he first came to the UFC against Leban, Franklin, Belfort or Sonnen and then been knocked out the fans would have probably been much more forgiving. Taunting has become a part of his game but he needs to dial it down, if he is the greatest then he should go in there like Tyson did in his hey day and end it as quickly as possible, look at Jones -v- Sonnen…. Look at Muhammad Ali, why would you want to risk a loss or risk getting punched in the head to often? You know I love seeing a 5 round war as much as the next guy but super fast knock outs are just as awesome. Weidman is the new champ no matter what people say, but in truth just winning the belt is half the battle, now he has to defend it at least once to be truly called a champ, unlucky for him he has to do a rematch and I have the funny feeling it will be much different, but… Weidman knocked him out once clearly he CAN do it again.

      • mean170 says:

        Not to argue with you (UFC 84), but to me he looked different. In the fights you mentioned Anderson looked to counter when he would taunt them into throwing punches. There seemed to be a method to the taunting madness. And I’d also agree that Weidman was the difference, he attacked when others have been scared to.

  2. BatCav says:

    Being a big silva fan watching that fight was painful… I kept saying to myself “come on anderson stop fucking around and just finish him” Weidman was gassed and if anderson even put a speck of effort he probably could’ve won in the second… Hope his heads on straight for this fight or I might have to turn too

  3. GRT 3000 says:

    I was pissed too, but not enough to turn my back on him as a fan. I’m not so fickle as the mob. fuck em’

  4. 123 says:

    The Brazillian fans travelled all that way too see him act like a prick & get what he deserved. Chris Weidman will probably beat him again.

  5. Brian says:

    I´m from Brazil, and the truth is that the people here don´t like Anderson Silva, he´s only good as his last winning. When he fought Belfort all the country was cheering for Victor. I´m and still a great fan of Anderson inside the cage, winning or losing, but outside the cage he acts like an ass, making shit sarcastic comments trying to be funny. Weidman is a great guy,and the fact that he beats silva being more than one year without fighting is impressive. I believe he will come better this time.

  6. Mielli says:

    Ever Since he made the mistake of accepting a sponsorship deal with a soccer club e has commited to represent that crowd onky, not Brazil as a whole. Even though that fight was the first one after he ended the deal, there’s still a lot of colateral damar he’s gonna have to deal with. Soccer and MMA don’t go together at least in Brazil, he knew what he was getting into.

  7. June says:

    Funny how people are saying here that what Dana said cant be true and fans are not criticising him blah blah.. But then you see the same people commenting such things, do the same. Lol.. Double standards,much?

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