Despite calling the UFC out on their apparent mistreatment of Brazilian fighters signed to the promotion, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva has apologised to the organisation, in particular UFC president Dana White.
Silva called the UFC out on their lack of respect for fighters hailing from Brazil, no doubt it being focused towards Jose Aldo’s recent fallout with the promotion and his request to be released for unfair treatment as interim featherweight champion.
As expected, Dana White didn’t agree with the comments and while speaking on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself”, the Boston native stated Silva had no right to make such accustations.
“There’s probably some guys that could come out and say they felt like they’ve been mistreated,” White said.
“Anderson Silva is not one of them. That is a guy who has been far from mistreated. Far from mistreated. (Silva has) no case (to say otherwise).”
“Definitely, I need to say sorry for everything that happened now in UFC,” Anderson said,
“Because Dana White is Dana White.”
Despite Silva questioning the UFC’s practices, he’s unlikely to receive any punishment for the comments and will be back inside the octagon sometime in the future.
Silva’s last bout was on short notice, stepping in to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in the sudden abscene of original opponent Jon Jones.
“The Spider” lost the bout by unanimous decision, fresh from his shock loss to now middleweight champion Micheal Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84 this past February.
James McDonald, Pundit Arena
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