Ouch! That is one hefty fine the UFC slapped on current middleweight champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva for a no show. I guesshad it pretty easy for his no show at the UFC 158 open workouts compared to Silva because the UFC is taking matters like this a lot more seriously now, and are handing out fines like flyers.
So far from we know about the situation, Silva cancelled his appearance for a UFC 162 media event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. It’s reported by Sherdog that he decided to fly home to Brazil instead of appearing on local TV and radio stations, and he was also scheduled to do a luncheon with more than a dozen newspaper and Internet media outlets.
His opponentisn’t happy about the situation one bit, and commented on Silva’s no show. Weidman spent three wasted days in Los Angeles and said the following.
“I hope he’s staying grounded, I hope his head isn’t getting so big that he thinks he doesn’t have to do things for the UFC, but who am I to judge? If his head is really getting too big, I’m definitely going to bring him down to earth on July 6.”
Anderson Silva and his manager Ed Soares haven’t released an official statement yet on the reason for skipping. However, Silva is still expected to return to the Octagon on Saturday, July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to face undefeated No. 1 contender Chris Weidman.