April 19, 2009
If you thought Dana White was livid after Anderson Silva's fight at UFC 90, wait until you hear what he said after Silva's lackluster win over Thales Leites last night in Montreal. Silva shuffled, gestured and danced his way to an easy win but by the middle of the fight the boos rained down from the crowd of 21,000-plus along with several profane chants. White has always been quick to speak his mind, good or bad, and Cage Writer got him when he blood was still boiling:
"Anderson Silva is the most talented fighter in the world when he lets his hands and feet and knees and elbows go and he didn't none of it tonight," said White during the ESPNRadio1100 postfight show. "After being in this business for almost 10 years now, I've never been embarrassed of a UFC fight like I was in the main event tonight."
White was clueless in trying to explain what is going through Silva's mind:
"I'm trying to wrap brain around this thing and figure this out, I just cannot."
White said it got so bad in the middle of the fight he wanted to be anywhere but cageside in the midst of 21,000 angry fans"
"I was seriously sitting in my seat going, 'No, no this is not happening again.' I swear to god I wanted to leave tonight."
Watch an angry White with Cage Writer (0:15 mark):
Silva angered many fans and White back in October when he refused to engage against Patrick Cote. Cote eventually suffered a fluke knee injury giving the win to Silva in the third round. In many ways, this showing was worse because it lasted a painful 25 minutes.
White said he was going to speak with Silva and his manager Ed Soares right after the press conference to figure out what was going through his middleweight champion's mind.
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