13 Jan 2011 09:18:44 AM
("Here Brandon, I’ll play you out of the UFC with a drum solo.")
When Thiago Silva decided to showboat a little by playing the bongos on Brandon Vera’s back during their UFC 125 bout, UFC light heavyweight contender Jon Jones took to Twitter to voice his disapproval.
"Wow that slapping was so disrespectful.. id love to give him a slap in the face," Jones wrote.
During an interview with MMAFighting.com, "Bones" explained his reaction to Silva’s grandstanding.
"It kind of bugged me, only because we all fight, and just losing alone is humiliating enough. It’s embarrassing. … Think about all the people who watched those fights. All [the Brandon Vera] fans, all the members at his school, all the kids that look up to him. Man, it just kind of rubbed me the wrong way," he explained. "It’s not something I would ever want done to me and it’s not something I would ever do to someone else. … There’s ways of looking for an opening besides playing pattycake on a guy’s back."
In a recent Q&A with Tatame, Silva attempted to explain why he pulled the seemingly disrespectful stunt.Read More ADD COMMENTS (45) DIGG THIS