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Anderson Silva Says Hater’s Gonna Hate and That the UFC Wants Him to Lose Because He’s Brazilian

(Why isn’t anyone laughing? Clowns are HUGE back home. It’s because I’m Brazilian isn’t it?)

In a recent interview with Esportes UOL (as transcribed by Fighters Only) Anderson Silva says he isn’t arrogant, as many people claim he is and says that the UFC wants him to lose to Chael Sonnen in part because he is Brazilian, not because he has been a bit of a tool lately.

"I can’t please everyone. When you become world-known in a sport you become the target of cheap talking. It’s necessary to watch yourself because any wrong attitude ends showing an opposite image of what you actual represented."

"There’s always bother, right? Even more so with me being a Brazilian. I’m happy in the UFC but this sequence of wins bothers them because the promoters think the fights end up losing their intrigue and that people now want to see Anderson Silva lose. But it’s normal, just business."

What’s most surprising is the fact that The Spider is still defending his cocky UFC 112 performance against Demian Maia, in spite of all of his alleged apologies as translated in his post-fight interviews by manager Ed Soares.

"I didn’t get where I am by being arrogant. I respect all opponents, curb smack-talking before the fight and inside the ring I go there and do my job. That is: come back healthy to my house. Of course its true that, because of the difficulty of the task, you wind up celebrating big after victory. It’s at least four months of intense preparation. It’s not something easy."

"Man I did my work, that was to go there and don’t suffer anything and what happened, happened. It confused [Maia's] head and people misinterpreted it. But I won. There isn’t any rule that precludes me from doing what I did. I didn’t disdain him either. I just didn’t go into his game."

"People say what they want [about the alleged disrepect I showed Maia], right? I apologized to the public – they started to boo – after the fight but a lot of the time people doesn’t understand what happens inside the Octagon, all the tension involved before, along and afterwards. They just go out there to watch two guys punching each other until one falls down."

"I repeat: I did nothing contrary to the UFC rules. These rumours of suspension really happened but I didn’t hear it from Dana White’s mouth. He just said he didn’t like the match and that he expected a bit more from me. OK, that’s his right. He knows how to sell a fight and I know how to fight. Each to his own. But our relationship is good."

So let me get this straight, a guy who goes out and clowns the fans, his opponent and the company he works for by putting on a cocky, bizarre and boring performance and offers a BS apology for his antics is NOT arrogant?

Got it.

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doubleballs- August 5, 2010 at 7:12 am
SHOGUN was a contender. He wanted it and he got the belt. The Dragon is drinking his piss now I hear.

Maia sat on his ass waiting for the belt to fall on his lap.

Meanwhile Silva danced and pranced around. WTF he has the belt! Why is Maia's ass on the ground?

Let's hope Sonnen gets a clue from SHOGUN.
kingmantis- August 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm
I'm going to be intrigued by this fight. Mainly because I think there is something to Anderson Silva being a half dimensional fighter. Meaning, if you don't blindly charge into his strikes, he gets disco fever. I can't ever recall a situation where he attacked first and didn't wait to counter attack..
fatbellyfrank- August 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm
You dont need to wait for the lotto boner, just as soon as BG gives the thumbs up to the UFC down under project we'll be kickin back ringside downin the brewskis!
ghostboner- August 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Oh shit ok BoB Reilly, Almost North, and Missandthrowpee when I win the lotto I am buying you bastards beers. And FBF.

So what if Anderson dances again? What is Chael gonna do? Chase him like Nate Quarry and bust out the rockhammer? What is Dana gonna do, come in the cage afterwards and fire his asshole on the spot? Oh the anticipation is killing me.
bigshnookdog- August 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Alright, I had t sign up just to speak on this issue...I don't see the problem with Anderson's last performance. Yes, it was odd, and maybe not so entertaining to some, but while his "job" may be to entertain the fans, it is also to win fights. How come no one is bitching at Maia for not trying to fight HIM? Silva is the champ, and has proven on many occasions that he can beat the hell out of someone. As the champ it's not on him to prove he can beat someone else. It's the challengers job to beat him. If he can jump around like an idiot and still not get beat...good for him. Maybe if the UFC put someone against him that could pose a threat he would fight accordingly.
fatbellyfrank- August 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm
I've seen England, I've seen France I've seen the Queen in her underpants?
Dick_Gozenya- August 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Milk milk lemonade, around the back the fudge is made?
Bob Reilly- August 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Your body, your Body,
Is a porta potty.
When he pees, he kicks,
Like he knows Karate.
Ballkick- August 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Almost North was going for a Haiku, but his is a bastardized version...It should have read:

the Bitching of CP Posters
Have brought on my wrath!
a cry from the Bitches

fatbellyfrank- August 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm
@ Almost, that poem was beautiful, do you write professionally? if not you should
fatbellyfrank- August 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm
I just wanna see Silva and Chonnen go at it with thier A games, and anytime Silva fights I'm gonna pay to see it
Almost North- August 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm
Oh good more bitching.

Dear bitches, you are all bitches.
dogpt3- August 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Waaaaaaaaaa Anderson danced around like a clown, Waaaaaaaaaaaaa he disrespected the sport of MMA and its fans Waaaaaaaaaaaa.

I would rather watch Anderson dance around than Jake Shields fight to his maximum potential. Silva is going to decimate Sonnen, and probablly going to do it in the 1st just so you guys can cry about how he's so amazing but you would like to see championship fights go longer.
Denny Slim607- August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm
People need to get off of Silva's nuts. He DESTROYED Maia in the first two rounds to the point where Maia was scared to throw a punch. Once Maia realized he couldn't get the fight to the ground he nearly shit his pants. After Maia blew out his nose and swelled up his eye, he was even more fucked. Silva, realized that this guy did not want to stand with him at all, and in his mind did what he needed to do to win the fight.

Maia went all or nothing in the last few rounds, and yes Silva did run and dance and clown him...but we didn't get to see what was said in the ring to piss him off. How much must it break the will of a fighter that is suppose to be number 2 in the world at that weight to see the number 1 guy dodge attacks via the Matrix, hit you at will, and prevent your takedowns.

Maia should be thankful he never received the ass beating that Sonnen will surely get come Saturday! How long after the fight will we see Sonnen try to down-play his comments on Silva before the fight? I'm guessing in the post fight interview.
barleyj- August 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm
I don't think we should be mad at Silva for wanting to stand against a superior grappler, Maia certainly wouldn't have let Silva stand and strike if it was his choice. I think we should be mad at the UFC for putting guys like Maia in against guys like Silva.
ccman- August 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm
I would say that he is half right, he is on top and most people want to see that lose, mostly because it makes them feel closer to that person. meaning it takes them down from the clouds and back to earth.

We saw it with Jordan, his popularity actually dropped after a few titles.

As for the Brazillian thing, Dennis Miller suggested people who are called racist should start sueing same as those called racial slurs sue, stop the wolf crying.

Personally I want to see Spider lose so MAYBE we will see him hungry to fight again. Spider at 100% committment is a sight to see.
Dick_Gozenya- August 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm
I'll watch the Spider fight any time any where just in the off chance that I'll see him perform.
nickyroose- August 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm
@barleyj Agreed. Anderson is still the man. If Maia hadn't spent three rounds laying down his promising showing in the 4th and 5th would have mattered. You can't blame a quality gameplan or the bravado of a man who literally cannot be beat.
GUI-uh-TEEN- August 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Two perspectives:

1) Fight fan: Silva is either savage or boring... either way, he is very talented. Most people see it this way, so I won't elaborate.

2) Silva & team: Silva is stubborn and refuses to lose. In his fight against Maia he knew that going to the ground could cost him the fight. He also knew that Maia is 100% ground, he has 0 stand up and 0 wrestling. If he wants to win, get paid and go home healthy, all he has to do is not go to the ground at any cost. If he wants to fight, all he can hope is to bait Maia into striking which he did by provoking him.

I think he's #1 p4p, but I don't like boring fights, so I hope that he wrecks Sonnen and makes a statement.
Savageleto- August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm
I do not want to see Anderson lose...

I want to see Anderson be brilliant, and not fuck around.

I do want to see Anderson KTFO of Sonnen and do so in Jedi fashion...

Biffmiester- August 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm
RE: Photo

Apparently the stench & sight of his own bullshit is even making Anderson Silva grimace.

(He'll stick kick my & Sonnen's ass though.)
Almost North- August 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm
Hey Anderson,

haters gonna hate
lovers gonna love
Chael doesn't want
none of the above
he wants to piss on you
yes he do
....he wants to pee in your fooood
Videodrome_NOW- August 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm
Let's not forget that Anderson clearly ran from Maia in rounds 4 and 5. The tide was turning and he fuckin ran. Nobody is attacking his skills, just his testicular fortitude. I'm sorry, but you are not badass if you can't/refuse to finish a fight when you are in a position to do so. For the most part, I love Brazilian fighters, but Anderson is a stain on their behalf.
danomite- August 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

he's a douche for the dancing and mocking bullshit that he does. It's one thing to try to keep the fight standing. It's a whole other thing to be so terrified of the ground that you won't strike or even get close to your opponent at all. Nobody would be busting his balls if he was actually trying to finish his opponents on the feet, but he just dances around, throws a punch, gets out, repeat...
knucklesamitch- August 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm
New photo caption: Jakes Shields is so boring that just thinking about it causes Anderson who lose control of his bowels.