Every time a fight ends in a dramatic way or an odd way there are conspiracy theorist out there that point to the fight being fixed. Well, according to Wanderlei Silva, they might not be wrong.
Silva has had a rocky relationship with the UFC for a while now, to say the least. He regularly bashes them and president Dana White on social media, but this time he’s dropped a pretty big claim.
Silva took to his Facebook to respond to the UFC firing cutman Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran and well, check it out!
“They fired him. That’s right. They fired ‘Stitch’ for standing against this theft being perpetrated on the athletes. So I wonder, ‘why don’t they fire me?’ I already said I do not want to, nor will I work any more for to this promotion. And they won’t dismiss me. That’s what happens to those who speak the truth in this company; they’re driven out. They have no respect for anyone. I’ve made it very clear to you all that I will never again fight for this promotion, the U.F. Circus. Fixed fights – and I can prove it! I haven’t yet dropped the bomb. I haven’t said everything I know!”
“Either you do what they tell you, or you’re fired,” Silva wrote. “I won’t give up until they free the athletes. This promoter is killing our sport. There are fighters going back to work to support their families because they can’t live from the sport alone. They’re very poorly paid. We are getting organized and soon I’ll have news for my brothers in the ring. This will not stand! Some have tried to buy me, but I am not, nor have I ever been for sale. And I will fight to the end, to unmask these promoters, who are deceiving the public, cheating, and taking the dignity and the honor from our sport! This is turning a pro-wrestling show with fixed fights. We have to stop these guys because that’s the end of the line for us!”
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