Bruno Silva plans to appeal his controversial loss to Chris Weidman at UFC Atlantic City

By Harry Kettle - April 1, 2024

UFC fighter Bruno Silva plans to appeal against his controversial loss at the hands of Chris Weidman last weekend.

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On Saturday night, Bruno Silva went head to head with Chris Weidman. The former UFC champion managed to get back in the win column with a stoppage finish that was eventually changed to a technical decision. However, there was plenty of controversy surrounding the contest.

Many noted that Weidman appeared to eye poke Silva on several occasions. In the lead-up to the finish, there were a few shots that really sent Silva on his way to a defeat.

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In a recent interview, Bruno wasn’t shy when voicing his frustration at how it all played out.

Silva’s frustration

“The referee was bizarre,” Silva told MMA Fighting on Sunday. “He f***** up, and then f***** up on top of that. The least they could do is a no-contest. No way. He put his finger inside my eye.”

“We think it’s hard for Chris Weidman to accept a rematch, but the no-contest would be fair,” Silva said. “Let’s see what the UFC does. I just want things done the right way, the fair way. I went there and fought and you didn’t see any malice from my part.”

“I thought the referee was stopping it because of my eye, but then I saw [Weidman] celebrating,” he continued. “I was like, ‘No f****** way this m*********** knocked me out. I was never knocked out in my career. I went back up so angry, telling the referee to look at the big screen. I wanted to beat him up, but I knew that would f*** my career. I had to control myself there.

“I went to the medicals backstage and my cornerman said they had changed the result and I felt relieved because there was no knockout. I thought they were going to rule it a no-contest, but then he said it was a unanimous win. I didn’t understand it. He poked me in the eye in the second round, poked me in the third, and it’s still an unanimous decision win for him?”

Quotes via MMA Fighting

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