Like the grizzled old war veteran who stands on his lawn shouting at the passing clouds because he thinks they’re stealing his luggage, Anderson Silva sure complains a lot.
And today those complaints center around WME, the new owners of the UFC. Apparently, the Brazilian legend begrudges them the fact that they’re a company trying to turn a profit.
As per MMAFighting:
“It’s a company that is worried about entertainment. It’s not a company with a history in martial arts, the philosophy of the fight,” Silva said. “That’s one of the reasons why ‘Jacare’ is not fighting for the title because, for them, it’s not something profitable, that will bring the entertainment they need.
“This is what they did their entire lives, work with entertainment. We have to understand that. It’s hard because we think about the martial arts, what is correct. For the show, some fights make sense and others don’t. They end up losing some fans but gain some.
“I think they are trying to make it more entertainment and and less martial arts,” he added. “MMA doesn’t have the martial art philosophy, but it’s becoming less sport and turning into entertainment.”