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Silva: UFC bosses want me to lose

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10:41 AM ET 08.07 | Although MMA enthusiasts currently maintain a love-hate relationship with the sport's deadliest marksman, love him when he decides to share his scintillating skills and hate when he doesn't, Anderson Silva claims his bosses have already hopped off his bandwagon and are hoping for his reign to end.

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August 7, 2010  11:45 AM ET

Easy Solution Anderson, Pound Chael face in without any craziness! They'll be back on the bandwagon in no time.

August 7, 2010  11:53 AM ET

Im sorry people actually talk about this stuff?

August 7, 2010  12:01 PM ET

E'ff Dana White, wish his punk **** would step into the Octogon with Silva and see how he'd do.....

August 7, 2010  12:31 PM ET

It's really cute when people dog Dana for getting on Anderson when he dances and taunts. He's being paid a few hundred thousand guaranteed every time he steps in the octagon to FIGHT. That's like paying some kid to cut your grass, and all he does is walk around your yard and smell your flowers.

August 7, 2010  01:27 PM ET

I know nothing about MMA sports, but if his claim is even a little bit true, this is going the way of boxing/Don King. It's a shame we can't get 2 guys to beat the heebie-jeebies out of each other fairly anymore. Would be more authentic to just take a videocamera to any big city's street corners and/or alleys.

August 7, 2010  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I know nothing about MMA sports, but if his claim is even a little bit true, this is going the way of boxing/Don King. It's a shame we can't get 2 guys to beat the heebie-jeebies out of each other fairly anymore. Would be more authentic to just take a videocamera to any big city's street corners and/or alleys.

The only plausible reason they would have for wanting him to lose is because of what I said before. When he fights guys who aren't as aggressive, he spends most of the fight taunting and attempting to embarrass his opponent rather than just putting them away.

August 7, 2010  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's really cute when people dog Dana for getting on Anderson when he dances and taunts. He's being paid a few hundred thousand guaranteed every time he steps in the octagon to FIGHT. That's like paying some kid to cut your grass, and all he does is walk around your yard and smell your flowers.

Except for the fact that this kid your paying to mow your lawn has done it hundreds of times and your lawn is now the best lawn in the neighborhood and is known worldwide because of how well kept up and pretty it is. That's an analogy for you.

Anderson Silva has made the UFC millions, and now Dana and the rest of the worthless P.O.S ZUFFA execs are turning on him. I wonder how long UFC will last????? Turning on their fighters and treating them like crap, it's only a matter of time before fighters and fans get tired of Dana White and ZUFFA. Hopefully investors step up and create some competition for the UFC.

August 7, 2010  02:39 PM ET

That would be nice if it were true FCLucho, but Anderson Silva isn't a big draw. He could be if he fought up to his talent, but people a tired of paying good money to see him make an **** of himself for 5 rounds when he should be KOing these guys in 1 round.

August 7, 2010  04:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

E'ff Dana White, wish his punk **** would step into the Octogon with Silva and see how he'd do.....

Yeah, he's the punk **** that writes the checks. If you're such a tough guy, why don't you step in with Dana?

August 7, 2010  04:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Except for the fact that this kid your paying to mow your lawn has done it hundreds of times and your lawn is now the best lawn in the neighborhood and is known worldwide because of how well kept up and pretty it is. That's an analogy for you.Anderson Silva has made the UFC millions, and now Dana and the rest of the worthless P.O.S ZUFFA execs are turning on him. I wonder how long UFC will last????? Turning on their fighters and treating them like crap, it's only a matter of time before fighters and fans get tired of Dana White and ZUFFA. Hopefully investors step up and create some competition for the UFC.

The UFC was around before Silva, and it will probably be around long after him. Its the dominant organization of its kind, and while Silva is very popular, people are getting tired of his playing games in the ring.

Every athlete, and fans of that athlete, believe that person is irreplaceable, but everyone gets replaced. UFC has plenty of bankable stars.

August 7, 2010  04:39 PM ET

The people dogging Dana White are the exact same people who are going to keep MMA from gaining worldwide credibility. The people dogging White don't care that White is trying to keep the sport ethical by eliminating unsportsmanlike behavior. If MMA is ever going to become mainstream, it will be because Dana White doesn't allow the thug mentality to enter the ring. You people dogging White obviously think the thug mentality is OK. The upper crust is laughing at all of you like the trailer trash, street hooligans, and ghetto goonies that you represent by saying Silva should be allowed to taunt opponents and disrespect his BOSS, Dana White.

August 7, 2010  04:45 PM ET

You guys are slow if you really think he is disrespectful, what about the lack of a real opponet. The last couple of fights Silvia has been in the people he was up against should have been in the B league. Demian Maia, Forrest Griffin, they looked like they where put in the cage with a pro and the where just starting there fight career. Demian Maia said some stuff he should not have and he was made to look like a tard. Forrest Griffin was the light weight champ and you all saw what he did to him. Come on people. He has the most wins and the most title defences. Um the best In the world are in the UFC and he has made them look like they where in the wrong sport. Nothing against Matt and Chuck but during there time they where fighting fighters that are in no way comparable to the fighters we have now. Thats just the truth the fighters now are not strikers or wrestlers the are MMA fighters they do it all and are better then ever at it. Chael will lose badly in the first or second round!!!! Hopefully Silvia will break his disrespectful **** mouth and we will never have to hear his B.S. again Chael makes the sport look bad not Silvia. Silvia just makes the other fighter look bad for not being good enough to carry his jock strap.

August 7, 2010  04:45 PM ET

I would also be willing to bet the people dogging White are the same ones that boo Jon Fitch, who is an EXCELLENT MMA fighter, just because they don't see enough head-pounding and blood when he fights. Why don't you boo GSP? His fighting style is the same. He rarely finishes. Fitch is a survivor, with tons of heart, who almost always finds a way to win, often against athletically superior opponents. In a street fight, this would be grounds for instant respect, but not here, with the THUG mentality. Ya'll want taunting, blood, head-pounding- no intelligence or superior tactics. When the UFC flops due to fan demand for thuggish fights, you'll only have yourself to blame, just like the joke of a sport called boxing!

August 7, 2010  04:49 PM ET

UG- They both need to stop taunting and running their mouths, regardless of who is better, and have some respect for other fighters, the sport of MMA, and their bosses. Being a good fighter isn't a license to taunt. Only unintelligent, thug, jack**es, one step removed from the street display this behavior. Another strike against the UFC in the battle to become a dominant mainstream sport.

August 7, 2010  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's really cute when people dog Dana for getting on Anderson when he dances and taunts. He's being paid a few hundred thousand guaranteed every time he steps in the octagon to FIGHT. That's like paying some kid to cut your grass, and all he does is walk around your yard and smell your flowers.

Silva can't "not fight" by himself. Any fight in which people say Silva didn't fight, they have to also say his opponent refused to fight.

August 7, 2010  04:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The upper crust is laughing at all of you like the trailer trash, street hooligans, and ghetto goonies that you represent by saying Silva should be allowed to taunt opponents and disrespect his BOSS, Dana White.

Silvia can do what ever he wants and you thinking that you are upper crust just proves you are the people that no nothing about the sport. He can say and act however he wants we are in the U.S. He will disresect the fighters that should not be in the ring with him( Demian Maia, Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen) untill you put someone that can make him fight his hardest, why should he. His job is to win not to make us happy. Dana needs to just deal with it he has no one that can compare to Silvia or he would have them fight them. Silvia has beaten everone Dana has pout in front off him. Forrest Griffin Demian Maia Dan Henderson Nate Marquardt Chris Leben and we can keep on going.

August 7, 2010  04:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Silva can't "not fight" by himself. Any fight in which people say Silva didn't fight, they have to also say his opponent refused to fight.

Very true

August 7, 2010  05:14 PM ET

UG- what a ridiculous thing to say. America is paying his salary, so he DOES need to do what they want. You're suggesting that everybody in America should disrespect their bosses because they have freedom of speech? LMAO! Also, I never suggested I am upper crust, but I am very knowledgeable about the sport, and Ive had upper crust people at my MMA parties who will NOT gravitate toward MMA as long as it is a thuggish sport. While American and White are paying Silva, he needs to **** and respect his bosses. There are MANY other fighters that can take his place as top draws with or without Silva. I can see you have no concept of morals, ethics. honor, or sportsmanship. I bet you're young, all about instant gratification, and even root for teams that have cheated or whose players have broken the law. You'll be the ruin of this sport. Just sayin....

August 7, 2010  05:18 PM ET

And as a sidenote, I agree...he definitely needs better competition. But until that comes along, what the Hell does taunting prove, except that he's a selfish thug with no sportsmanship? I applaud White for keeping the sport clean and ethical.

 
August 7, 2010  05:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

#1America is paying his salary, so he DOES need to do what they want. #2 But I am very knowledgeable about the sport, and Ive had upper crust people at my MMA parties who will NOT gravitate toward MMA as long as it is a thuggish sport. #3 While American and White are paying Silva, he needs to **** and respect his bosses. #4 There are MANY other fighters that can take his place as top draws with or without Silva.#5 I can see you have no concept of morals, ethics. honor, or sportsmanship. #6 I bet you're young, all about instant gratification, #7 You'll be the ruin of this sport. Just sayin....

So you have a couple things reallly wrong. I put numbers next to them so I can break it down for you.
#1 UFC pays not me or you,we pay to watch and you dont have to if you dont like it. Again we are in the U.S.

#2 there is no thuggish to it taughting is part of all sports

#3 You do not have to respect anyone. Just cause there are your boss you dont have to respect him. I am a boss and not all my workes respect me.

#4 there is no one or they would be there. He is the best pound for pound out there Sorry GSP

#5 I am a fighter and I am in there to win that is my job. Not to make you happy. that is where you people get really wrong they are not in there to make it a good fight there job is to WIN. Not to care about respecting the boss so stupid.

#6 I am 33 as of the 10 of this month and have been watching UFC since they where promoted as a blood sport and I prefer a fight like the Forrest, Bonair fight where they put ever thing they have out there cause they have to. Silvia at half is better then the chumps they have put in front of him. That is the UFC fault not his. He is that good.

#8 I have supporting the scene for ever and if by paying not complaing and an actual understanding of whats going on is going to ruin the sport the I guess I will. ****

#9 People that dont know whats going on are the ones that complain I.E. Dana White that wants it to be a stand up war every fight so he can make more money of the people that are making the sport not just being a **** and complaining about there best fighters. Matt Hughes was as boring of a fighter as ever but because he licked Dana's **** he got the fight he wanted and he was promoted like Silvia should.but because silvia want brown nose Dana and cant speak English we talk ****. Just Stupid. Know what your talking about before you open your mouth.

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