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Brandon Vera: Genuine Class

When James Irvin was asked about the four guys who turned down a match with Anderson Silva before he accepted it, he refused to name names. When Lyoto Machida was asked about the fighters who have reportedly been turning down fights against him, he refused to name names. Luckily there are straight shooters like Brandon Vera.

“They offered me Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Lyoto Machida and then Reese Andy,” Vera told The Baltimore Sun. As Vera explains, Henderson, Silva, and Sokoudjou all said no to the matchup, and Vera himself wanted no part of Machida. Wanderlei Silva has said repeatedly that he has no interest in fighting anyone before the end of the year, so he gets a pass — but Hendo and Soko just got their spots blown up, so to speak.

We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they probably balked at the short notice of the fight, and didn’t refuse it due to any sort of fear of the matchup. Whatever the case, Vera’s frank soundbite probably won’t win him many friends in the UFC. But what else would you expect from a guy nicknamed “The Truth”?

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JohnS- July 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm
I got 2 be honest if u r a pro fighter and turn down a fight and it gets out their I don't see a problem with it.
gracies suck ass- July 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm
doods hendo and soko didn't take the fight cause they know vera is a lil bitch who, no matter what, is gonna cry and cry about the stoppage/fight/sub/whatever. Vera needs to accept that he's a mid carder at best and get his shit together and not claim that doods are duckin him.

P.s. who the fuck would want to fight a fighter that doesn't fight? (Machida)

Shit I wouldn't wanna fight machida, he makes people hate not only him, but you as well since they wonder why you couldn't off the lil bitch. Machida sucks, he's gotta stop the "run like a scared bitch" strategy and FINISH.
faafrqaggea- July 13, 2008 at 7:25 pm
So KG when will we be seeing your pro debut since your so good lol. And kicking him in the nuts does not count as hurting him.
No1Dad- July 13, 2008 at 6:58 pm
I'm not going to sit here and pretend I could beat Brandon Vera, or even Kim Couture for that matter, but I'm pretty sure Soko and Hendo could, and Reese Andy probably will.
Patrick- July 13, 2008 at 6:53 pm
No, KG.
KG- July 13, 2008 at 6:50 pm
If I seriously was offered to fight ANYONE in the UFC and they said Brandon Vera, I would take it if I could get 2 months training before the fight.. I swear to god I could hurt that guy
Lungcookie- July 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm
I like how the "Truth" thing only applies when he wants it to. Wasn't there a questionable thing with him lying about his manager ( previous ) and his contracts.... Personally I think he's over rated but to each his own.

p.s. I agree with Alex.... I'll fight him too!
Alex- July 13, 2008 at 5:42 pm
Fuck it, I'll fight him