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Anderson Silva’s ‘Doctor’ Says It Would Be ‘A Crime’ for Him to Drop to Welterweight

(The “doctor” in question. No joke, this is seriously the guy we’re talking about. / Props: Blog do Olivar)

In the U.S., a doctor is simply the person you visit when you need more prescription medication. In Brazil, a doctor is a parent, priest, and boss rolled into one — they know what’s best for you, and damned if you’ll try to defy them.

At least that’s how it seems lately. Two weeks after Cris Cyborg explained that she couldn’t possibly cut ten pounds of her freakish muscle mass because DOCTOR’S ORDERS, we have this translated report by Eduardo Cruz at FightersOnly, in which Anderson Silva‘s “personal physician” [Ed. note: referred here only as 'Camoes,' but we'll get to that after the jump] had a lot to say about Silva dropping a weight class to face Georges St. Pierre at 170, which is something that I didn’t think was even being considered by anybody, but nevertheless:

It would be a crime for Anderson to try and fight at 77kg. He could maybe make the weight but the physical loss that he would suffer would be too much…For me this fight should happen at 80kg, since that would already be a sacrifice for Anderson. It would be his first shot at this weight and we would have to implement a very specific work for him to be able to perform at 100% of his capacity…Anderson losing 3gk and St-Pierre going up 3kg would be more fair for both of them and for the public, who would watch a great fight.”

It turns out that those quotes were sourced from this TerraMagazine interview with Rogério Camões, who is referred to as the “preparador físico de Anderson Silva.” (He’s simply called a “strength and conditioning coach” here.) Plus, in photos like this and this, he looks less like a doctor, and more like the guy who hangs around the gym trying to sell imported human growth hormone out of his briefcase. Doctor Feelgood? Sure. “Doctor, I need you to look at this rash?” No. Although he’s clearly trained in ice-clump therapy.

Even if Camões walked around in O.R. scrubs rather than a Throwdown t-shirt and aviators, the point remains the same: A doctor (or “doctor”) is there to give advice to his patient, not act as a mouthpiece to Brazilian media. Look, nobody really expects Anderson to cut to welterweight in order to fight GSP, except perhaps Firas Zahabi. But it’s up to Anderson to take the responsibility for that decision. We don’t really need the S&C coach telling us what’s “criminal,” in his professional opinion — or, “professional” opinion, whichever the case may be.

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The12ozCurls- November 29, 2012 at 8:49 am
I didn't know Dave Bautista got cancer, he looks awful . . . . wait, huh?
mma4ever- November 29, 2012 at 8:39 am
I can picture this asshole saying for some odd reason ok usa like the idiot in bloodsport . Thats all i got
killamoneymike- November 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm
The only crime would be the beating Silva puts on St Pierre the night they get in the cage. Not even the NSAC would let it happen.
killamoneymike- November 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm
The only crime would be the night Silva and St Pierre get in the cage. Not even a regulated fight allows that type of beating. Silva would be leaving in handcuffs
Casa de los pantelones- November 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm
Dang, Michael Jordan is looking jacked these days, good for him.
cman- November 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm
Not true. Brazil has one dr and silva and cyborg share him.
crappiefloper- November 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm
He looks more credible than my proctologist...smaller fingers too
dipsetkilla316- November 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm
So wat its a crime for canseco mmas mother to spawn children, but i guess thats wat happens the dirty monkey that ur fucking brings a broken condom
Alan K- November 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Death by ice. That's a rough way to go. RIP Erick.
JewBensnumber1fan- November 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Brazil doesn't have doctors, get the fuck outta here
Pen Fifteen- November 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm
That would require them to do more than just copy-paste shit from the UG headlines page.
Fried Taco- November 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Even though he may look "unique", Cameltoes does not refer to himself as a physician. Only the idiot who did the "translation" called him that. Cameltoes is just giving his opinion on how GSP and Silva could come to a weight agreement for the fight. Kind of like what CP does all the time. The only different? CP writers do go around calling themselves doctors - at least according to the ladies they have been hitting on.
knucklesamitch- November 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm
1) That dude looks like Phil Nurse's dad

2) Fighters saying their doctor won't "let them" cut weight reminds me of the fat kid in gym class bringing a note from his Mom to be excused from participating.
Viva Hate- November 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm
Dr. Nick Riviera looks different in real life.
shatterproof- November 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm
If you can't make a weight... maybe you shouldn't call people out in that weight class. juuuuust sayin.
b.a.- November 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm
You guys really need someone who can reliably translate from portuguese. He's no doctor and nobody calls him that here in Brazil. He's just a conditioning coach, and that's it. Checking the facts before writing would avoid the rubbish...
El Guapo- November 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm
That's what the Situation's gonna look like in 10 years..
El Guapo- November 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Minus a foot in height
masterbaitntackle- November 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm
He kinda looks like the same "doctor" that I go to in order to get my party pack- I mean medication prescribed to me.....I thought he got locked up or some shit....
bgoldstein- November 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm
To put it another way: Even as a strength & conditioning coach, I'd be skeptical about that dude's methods.