UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, was fined on Monday by the UFC for missing a day of media obligations in Los Angeles that included T.V., Radio and a media luncheon with some of the biggest media reps in the region.
In an unprecedented move UFC officials fined their P4P king $50,000.00 for failure to appear.
Now Anderson has come out to basically say he was unaware of the day with the press and by the time he found out it was too late and he was on his way to Brazil.
Here it is via Sherdog.com
“I’ve never missed any commitment to the UFC. I would never have made the trip to Brazil if I knew I had to be in Los Angeles. Everyone knows that I always block my media schedule to devote myself to training, since that’s my main priority. I’m an athlete, and my focus will always be to train and be prepared for the challenges.”