Anderson Silva’s shocking loss at UFC 162 is something that we’ve all been talking about for two weeks now, which when you think about it is kind of crazy in the world of MMA. Most news stories in this 24-hour news cycle can barely get enough traction to be relevant for a few hours, never mind for two weeks. That just shows how big of a deal Anderson Silva’s loss was and how much money will be on the line in the rematch between Weidman and Silva.
Anderson Silva appeared on Brazilian television on Sunday and talked about the fight, as well as the upcoming rematch, and he made one thing very clear; he is not being disrespectful and it will continue, it is just how he fights.
“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not,” he said in a Sunday interview on Brazil’s Globo TV. “There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show”