Anderson Silva is a legend who carved out a niche for himself in the annals of fistic history with surgical, balletic striking and superhuman prowess. But those glory days have long since passed, and now his fights are a Chuck Liddell-ish venture into the realm of “Oh God Won’t Someone Force This Guy To Retire”. Still, fans love him, so he keeps getting fights.
And now he’s a bit perturbed with the UFC, because Georges St. Pierre is coming back and fighting – quelle horreur – champ Michael Bisping.
This hasn’t sat well with Silva, and he took to Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to complain about it, and issue the UFC an ultimatum (which is a bad idea).
“When I signed my last contract, Dana White and Lorenzo say ‘OK, when Georges St-Pierre is back, you go and fight superfight, you and Georges St-Pierre,’” Silva said. “I don’t know what happened. Nothing happened. Georges St-Pierre is back to fight and back to fight for the belt. It’s terrible. It don’t make sense. I know it’s a f*cking business, but I’m working hard for a long time.”
“Georges St-Pierre goes back and fights for the belt,” said Silva, who is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in February. “I win my fight in London against Bisping. Why no putting me for fight with Bisping? I don’t care for the belt, but I won the fight in London. Why no put me in the fight, because Georges no ready for fight with Bisping. What the f*ck is going on?”
“I’m tired, bro,” Silva said. “I lose my time for long time in this sport. I respect my fans. I give my heart for my fans. I’m working hard for UFC for long time in my life and nothing happened.
“This is real. This is all real. I’m working for long time in this fucking bullshit job and nothing happened. I give my heart for this sport. I give my leg for this sport. I give my time for my family for this sport. “