So much for the pride of Brazil. UFC President Dana White has relayed that he was shocked by the response Anderson Silva now gets in his home country, following his loss to Chris Weidman. Whether it is because of his antics (which he’s known for) or just the fact that he lost the belt, the criticism is not getting to the former champ.
“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been fucking fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After all the things he’s done and all the things he’s accomplished? I’m sure it’s tough to deal with, but he’s handled it like a champ. You don’t ever see Anderson Silva snap or flip out on people. I do, daily, but you don’t see him do it. He always composes himself like a champion and a good dude.” – Media Scrum
Silva will have his chance to redeem himself and hopefully earn back the love of his country at UFC 168 on Dec. 28.