UFC Champ Anderson Silva Talks About His Attempt To Save UFC 151
UFC 151 was cancelled after Jones turns down offers from fighters who are willing to be Vitor Belfort's replacement
After the announcement of Vitor Belfort’s withdrawal from the UFC 151 event, due to an injury, a number of seasoned fighters offered to take his place, including UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva.
“You have a whole camp preparing to fight a specific athlete. When the opponent changes, the preparation changes a bit. I thought he could have fought Chael, but it’s his decision. He prepared to fight Dan Henderson. The whole team thought it was best not to fight.”
“When I heard the event might be canceled, I called [UFC President] Dana White and said I would fight in the light heavyweight division against someone who also wasn’t training for the event,”
“Besides the main fight, the event had many other fighters who depended on it. I worried about that, because I have lived through situations like this in smaller events.”
Silva recently earned his sixteenth straight win by stopping Chael Sonnen at last July’s UFC 148 event. His impending return to the Octagon is still in question, however his fans would like for him to fight Chris Weidman in his next bout.View Article Source »