All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

July 15, 2013 10:33 am by bjpenn.com staff 54 Comments

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show”

“Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end [up] learning with your mistakes, and I learned the worst way possible. After everything that happened, we calm down and I realized I had something to question, even question Anderson Silva. I lost to myself, and that’s the worst loss. Losing by knockout shakes you, [it] will be in history, but will leave a lesson.”

“Everybody has to retire, but it’s not my time yet,” Silva said. “I’ll get a rematch. Chris gave me this opportunity and we’re fighting again. That’s another chance to overcome, reinvent myself as a person and athlete.”

In a recent interview with the Brazilian Media, Anderson Silva discussed his often criticized antics inside the cage and confirmed that he isn’t changing his fighting style anytime soon.

Is that the smartest path to take in his December rematch with Chris Weidman?

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