Anderson Silva has been training for his highly anticipated fight against Jake Paul. He originally claimed he was knocked out in sparring. Now he is clearing things up.
According to TMZ Sports, Silva said he “misspoke” in a written statement, issued by Showtime on Wednesday. He blames the whole issue on a language barrier as a non-native English speaker.
After seeing the reports and concern for me, I’d like to clarify two important things. One, I was NEVER knocked out in sparring. I misspoke in that interview as I sometimes do when interviewing in English and exaggerated the normal back-and-forth action that occurs in sparring.
Second, this sparring session I referenced was in early September. The interview with MMA Weekly was done on Sept. 13 and, for some reason, just released this week. So, it wasn’t recent.
More importantly, my training camp has been great. I am fit and ready to fight and the only knockout people should be worried about is the one I’m about to deliver to Jake Paul on Saturday night.
Jake Paul is in the fight of his life. He recently accused Dana White of impeding his Anderson Silva PPV promotion as he is getting ready to take on Anderson Silva.
The Former UFC Middleweight Champion will face off against Jake Paul on October 29 in Glendale, Arizona. With all of that drama clear up, Silva is ready to go for this Saturday. Keep an eye on Thristy for the latest updates.
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