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. After his final fight last year, Dana White didn’t have anything good to say about Anderson Silva, stating that Silva should never fight again.
While speaking to Real Talk with Kelsey and Rachel, Anderson Silva was asked to give his opinion regarding Dana White saying he should never compete again after his poor performance last year.
Anderson Silva put Dana White on blast and said that White should leave him alone, adding that it’s crazy that the UFC President is still talking about him. Silva also added that he made UFC what it is today.
“These people need to respect everything I do for the sport. UFC is UFC right now because I changed UFC. In my time, I put UFC into a different level…good luck for Dana, good luck for UFC, and leave me alone!
“It’s crazy when I see Dana White talk about me because I helped Dana White to put UFC where UFC stays now. But it’s fine. I lived good moments inside UFC. I lived bad moments inside UFC. I lost. I won. But I’m still happy.”
Anderson Silva is set to face off against Julio César Chávez Jr., son of the legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. on June 19. We will have to see how Anderson Silva will perform in the match.