UFC 208: Anderson Silva Responds To Backlash After Win Over Dereck Brunson

UFC 208: Silva vs. Brunson

Following his loss over former reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the co-main event of UFC 208, many critics including Dereck Brunson himself believes he was robbed by judges that night. Silva won the fight at UFC 208 via a controversial unanimous decision. According to sources, 19 of 23 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Brunson.

However, the Brazilian doesn’t appear to think it was a robbery at all. In fact, Silva recently responded to his critics after the controversial win via a post on Facebook, calling himself “the best in the world” and the “joy of many and the sorrow of others.”

What do you think? Was Brunson robbed a victory that night at UFC 208? Let us know in the comment section below.

Silva’s full response also follows right below.

Anderson Silva’s Full Response

Nowadays it’s easy to say that the fight is my root, there is a lot of people who talk about fighting and do not know what it says. So when you go up in the octagon, first look who I am, respect who got where I came from. I arrived very well, without disrespecting anyone, with much struggle and pride in the chest.

So, you who talk too much, find out first who I am and what I did in this sport.

Many people find me arrogant and overbearing? I can be it and more, not because I am considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. No, no, it’s my feats, that’s what I really did for this sport. I broke barriers all over the world where I fought, Pride, Shooto, Mecca and other events that these speakers have never heard of and do not know what they are like. I am from a different era, when had no weight limit or time limit. I really fought for passion, not for money or fame. Speakers and frustrated fighters, who read this text, I can be arrogant, arrogant and much more than that, I am Anderson Silva, who made and makes a difference in sports.

I’m not afraid and I do not flee fighting, I defended the belt for 10 years, none of the last champions managed to defend for more than 3 fights.

So thank you to all who like me and those who do not like me, they will have to accept that Anderson da Silva, The spider, is a fact and can not change. I’m the best in the world, yes! To the joy of many and the sorrow of others.

I can only say that we will soon see ourselves in the octagons of life.

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