Anderson Silva releases statement after controversial win, asserts himself as ‘the best in the world’

February 16, 2017 12:58 pm by Russell Ess
Anderson Silva prepares for fight

Anderson Silva picked up his first official win in over four years last weekend at UFC 208. However, the fight did not go without some controversy.

Silva was awarded a unanimous decision over Derek Brunson in the co-main event of the evening that many people had Brunson winning on their personal scorecards. Brunson also took to social media where he broke down the entire fight and gave his reasoning on why he believes he decisively won the fight.

Silva, who many consider as one of the, if not the greatest fighter of all time took to social media as well stating his position in the world of mixed martial arts.

Anderson Silva

From Silva’s Facebook page:

Nowadays it’s easy to say that the fight is my root, there is a lot of people who talk about fighting and do not know what it says. So when you go up in the octagon, first look who I am, respect who got where I came from. I arrived very well, without disrespecting anyone, with much struggle and pride in the chest.
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So, you who talk too much, find out first who I am and what I did in this sport.
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Many people find me arrogant and overbearing? I can be it and more, not because I am considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. No, no, it’s my feats, that’s what I really did for this sport. I broke barriers all over the world where I fought, Pride, Shooto, Mecca and other events that these speakers have never heard of and do not know what they are like. I am from a different era, when had no weight limit or time limit. I really fought for passion, not for money or fame. Speakers and frustrated fighters, who read this text, I can be arrogant, arrogant and much more than that, I am Anderson Silva, who made and makes a difference in sports.
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I’m not afraid and I do not flee fighting, I defended the belt for 10 years, none of the last champions managed to defend for more than 3 fights.
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So thank you to all who like me and those who do not like me, they will have to accept that Anderson da Silva, The spider , is a fact and can not change. I’m the best in the world, yes! To the joy of many and the sorrow of others.
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I can only say that we will soon see ourselves in the octagons of life.
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Hoje em dia é fácil dizer que a luta é minha raiz, tá chovendo de gente que fala de luta e não sabe o que diz. Por isso, quando subir no octógono, procure primeiro saber quem eu sou, respeite quem chegou onde eu cheguei. Eu cheguei muito bem, sem desrespeitar a ninguém, com muita luta e orgulho no peito.
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Então, você que fala demais, procure saber primeiro quem eu sou e o que fiz nesse esporte.
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Muitos me acham arrogante e prepotente? Posso ser sim e muito mais, não porque fui considerado o melhor lutador peso-por-peso do mundo. Não, não, é pelos meus feitos, é pelo que eu realmente fiz por esse esporte. Quebrei barreiras por todos os cantos do mundo por onde eu lutei, Pride, Shooto, Meca e outros eventos que esses falastrões nunca ouviram falar e não sabem como é. Sou de uma época diferente, quando não tinha limite de peso e nem de tempo. Eu realmente lutava por paixão, não por dinheiro ou fama. Falastrões e lutadores frustrados, que lerem esse texto, posso ser arrogante, prepotente e muito mais que isso, sou Anderson Silva, quem fez e faz diferença no esporte.
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Não tenho medo e não fujo de luta, defendi o cinturão por 10 anos, nenhum dos últimos campeões conseguiu defender por mais de 3 lutas.
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Então fica meu agradecimento a todos que gostam de mim e os que não gostam, terão que aceitar que Anderson da Silva, The spider , é um fato e não tem como mudar. Sou o melhor do mundo sim! Pra alegria de muitos e tristeza de outros.
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Só posso dizer que logo nos vemos nos octógonos da vida.

What are your thoughts on Anderson Silva’s statement? Let’s get your thoughts in the comment section!

Anderson Silva hand raised

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/16/2017.


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