Anderson Silva is regarded as one of the all-time greats in the world of MMA who competed against several top names in the MMA world when he used to be active. Silva was released from the UFC last year in November after he lost to Uriah Hall in his final match.
On top of that, he actually lost 8 of his 9 fights before being fired. While he did get fired, Silva has no contractual obligation to UFC and so he is free to compete anywhere else.
Anderson Silva is set to face off against Julio César Chávez Jr., son of the legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. on June 19. While speaking to MMA Junkie, Anderson Silva addressed Georges St-Pierre not being allowed to compete against Oscar De La Hoya by Dana White.
Silver put Dana White on blast, criticizing the fact that White tied down Georges St-Pierre and not letting him face off against Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match. He noted that it was simply a terrible move on White’s part.
“This makes no sense. This is terrible, terrible…completely terrible. Georges is a fighter. You can’t hold a fighter. It’s the same if you take the lion in the jungle and put him inside a cage. The lion is going to die. You can’t do that. Nobody can do that. This makes no sense. This is terrible, terrible…completely terrible.
First of all, I think when you do your job, especially fight in the level me and Georges do it, you need to respect. Georges worked hard to make a lot of things for UFC. It makes no sense, Dana White holding Georges St-Pierre. I have my personal opinion about Dana, and I’m not anymore in UFC. I don’t like to talk about UFC because everything I do inside UFC is done for me. I do my best, I put in my heart in the company, but now it’s a page in my life that’s done.”
Anderson Silva isn’t the only one who simply can’t comprehend why Dana White wouldn’t allow a legend such as Georges St-Pierre to fight in a high profile boxing match. Several fans also share the same sentiments as Silva and perhaps we will never know why Dana White did what he did.