“I don’t know the guy, to be honest. I don’t know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don’t think about it very much, I don’t care. I tend to be very opinionated and tell people what I think. That upsets a lot of people. Being half Brazilian, I understand Brazilians really well. This whole thing about hierarchy in Brazil, in his head, he ranks above everyone else and because of that, everyone should be kissing his butt. My world doesn’t function like that. You’re not better than me because you have a UFC belt. I don’t see the world like that so I just wasn’t kissing his butt like he was expecting me to. He’s probably used to that and I can see that upsetting him. From where I stand, I couldn’t care less how many belts he has or how good he is, I’m not going to respect you more or less because of that.”
Drysdale is known throughout the grappling world and does have an unblemished 5-0 MMA record, but seems to call Silva out for perceived personality flaws rather than an actually fight.
Drysdale recently signed with the UFC and will face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 which takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3rd. Tune in to see if Drysdale can compete on the largest MMA stage in the world, one currently occupied and dominated by his verbal foe.
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