April 10, 2010
Anderson Silva seemed a little in stunned in the cage when UFC color analyst Joe Rogan question him about his bizarre behavior during his fight with Demian Maia at UFC 112. Once he hit the press conference, his answers sounded like the same thing he's said in the past after disastrous performances.
"Unfortunately, not every fight turned out the way everyone would like," said Silva uttering almost identical words to his odd, action-less fights at UFC 90 and UFC 97. Demian disrespected me, not as a person, but as a fighter."
Silva, who did 99 percent of the gesturing and clowning featured in the fight, said his issues with Maia came before the fight.
"I'm not too sure what [jiu-jitsu] school Demian came from," said Silva. "I sent a message because he disrespected morally by the things that he said. I'm a black belt, and would never say the things that he said."
So Silva is clearly stating that he knew exactly what he was doing. That's odd, because in front of the 11,000-plus booing fans in the Abu Dhabi arena, he had a different story.
"I don’t know what got into me tonight," Silva told UFC analyst Joe Rogan in the Octagon. "I wasn't as humble as I should've been."
Silva wasn't humble or ready to show contrition once the media got to him. He was asked if he owed the fans, who paid $45 and $55 to watch the pay-per-view and $107-$1,007 in person, an apology.
"I don't feel like I owe anyone an apology right now," said Silva. "Sometime's fights turn out good, sometimes they turn out bad."
Silva went one better, saying he was pleased with his performance.
"The way I feel, my mission was completed, I came in and dominated the fight, I did what I had to do, That's how I feel."
Quotes via Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole and @arielhelwani
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