“I was so sad with myself, with my lack of control on the moment, that I said some words that weren’t nice. I said that I wouldn’t fight for the title. But after I signed the contract (earlier in the year), Dana told me that he would give [me a rematch if I had lost the belt]. I was so out of myself that I didn’t think about it… I lost my focus and made a technical mistake. It was one of the things that I left – the philosophy of the martial art –and it cost me the belt. I always fought with this felling of keeping the martial art philosophy and keeping the control of the situation – trying to be as calm as possible for me to keep the balance of the octagon, which is very hard to do… The criticism is valid, but I’m human. I made a technical mistake, and it was good for me and for the people around me to learn. I had to be able to know that focus is always needed. I lost focus, and now I will get better.”
Sincere words from the former pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva, who will look to reclaim his throne at the UFC’s year-end show against Chris Weidman.
‘The Spider’ made these revelations to Brazilian Radio show “Mundo da Luta.”