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Thursday, 06/13/2013, 03:46 pm

Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva

In an interview conducted by Pro MMA Now and transcribed by, UFC light-heavyweight, Robert Drysdale stated some serious discourse for UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva:

“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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4 Responses to “Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva”

  1. GRT 3000 says:

    until he puts his foot in your mouth – then you’ll shut it.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Never heard of this tomato can.

    • Thom1 says:

      Drysdale is very well known in jiu jitsu, he’s coached many UFC fighters and he’s been doing MMA for a few years now. He’s definitely not a tomato can.

  3. spider rules says:

    robert drysdale is a HW if i’m not mistaken. anderson silva will still kick his ass.

  4. Counterpunch says:

    He’s a wicked grappler but stands no chance against Anderson Silva.

    Here’s a short Jiu Jitsu film on Drysdale for those who don’t know much about him.

  5. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Drysdale is a LHW and is a BJJ ace. His stand-up is rubbish though.

  6. Thom1 says:

    he doesnt even say he doesn’t respect Anderson, once again putting words in people’s mouths. he says he wont respect ANYONE more or less because that person happens to be a champion. Anderson has said mutliple bad things about Drysdabe before Drysdale ever did about him.

  7. Dee says:

    This guy is also losing my respect. HE HAS HATED ON Anderson since Anderson didn’t chose him as a training partner. He’s been butt hurt for so long. He mentions AS every chance he gets, but AS has moved on with his life.

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