Anderson Silva is now under fire from the President of the Brazilian Taekwondo Federation.
Silva’s manager announced that the former UFC champion has decided not to compete in the 2016 Olympics. The only problem with this is that apparently no one bothered to tell Carlos Fernandes, the president of CBTKD.
Fernandes talked to Globo Esporte about the situation and had this to say:
“We didn’t receive any contact from Anderson. In fact, to be honest, Anderson disappeared. We e-mailed him a few times, but he hasn’t responded, and we don’t know what’s going on. We never said he would participate in the Olympic Games, but that he would be on the tryouts. I think his manager committed a mistake about this. But he didn’t communicate to the federation directly. It’s a surprise for me.
“I think it would be more ethical if he said that directly to the federation because, when he said (he wanted to be in the Olympics), he did that by sending us a letter. But I can’t say this (decision about not trying out for the Olympics) came from him. I can say that we sent him three e-mails, and he didn’t respond. I don’t know what’s going on.”
“I don’t know if he did that because of the moment he was going through. But this is not a joke. It’s not a fake theater. The truth is: he doesn’t respond our e-mails. Silence implies consent, right? If he’s not responding us, he’s watching the clock ticking.”
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