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PostSubject: Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting Brazilians again   Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:58 pm

The issue of fight a teammate is a contentious one in the UFC, but former middleweight champion Anderson Silva plans to take it to a new level. In a recent interview with Brazil's SporTV, Silva said there was no more fighting fellow Brazilians.

To Silva, the UFC belt is a national patrimony, something the Brazilian people can take pride in. If a Brazilian holds the title, that's good enough for him.

“I’m in another phase," said Silva as translated by Andreas Brauning for FightLand. "I want to find myself again. If I get my credentials back up again and have the chance to fight for the title again against Chris Weidman, or any other athlete who isn’t Brazilian, I’d fight for sure.”

UFC middleweight champion Weidman fights Brazilian Vitor Belfort at UFC 184 on Feb 28, and Silva hopes Belfort takes it.

“Vitor has been active in the UFC longer than anyone," said Silva. "He was champion when he was 19, and he deserves this opportunity. I believe that he will win his fight against Weidman. Brazil needs to cheer for him. The title is a Brazilian legacy, it needs to stay here.”

In October Weidman wondered why so many American MMA fans did not support an American champ, like himself.

"I've fought all these top Brazilians," said Weidman. "They're all supporting their people, Anderson Silva, they're supporting him. Lyoto Machida, they're all supporting him. I didn't have the full support of America. Not everyone American was rooting for me because I'm from America. If they were rooting for me, it's because they were a fan of me. There was a lot of fans from America who were cheering for Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida."

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that means a belfort vs silva 2 fight is coming
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PostSubject: Re: Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting Brazilians again   Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:03 pm

Well not to get off topic, but why is Weidman implying that all Americans should cheer for him simply because he too is an American? I can't root for a non-American to defeat an American fighter simply because of my nationality?!

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PostSubject: Re: Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting Brazilians again   Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:00 am

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Well not to get off topic, but why is Weidman implying that all Americans should cheer for him simply because he too is an American? I can't root for a non-American to defeat an American fighter simply because of my nationality?!

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If thats the case i am probably one of the biggest anti americans you will ever meet. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting Brazilians again   Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:12 pm

Well, I guess I understand what he's saying. You go to any other country and they are rooting for their nation's fighter... especially in Brazil & the UK. USA Fighter vs Brazil Fighter in Vegas, the American fans are probably split half and half. It is a bit odd IMO every other country has pride and loyalty to their country NO MATTER WHAT! Even when you're Wandy acting like a crazy man in video after video...
But, I also think it's this sort of Patriotism that is also causing the "No fighting fellow countrymen" deal... God, could you imagine how boring UFC would be if a few American figters just up and refused to fight other Americans. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting Brazilians again   Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:02 pm

Yeah I know that's what he's saying, but it still doesn't really make sense to me. American fans root and rooted for Silva because they're MMA fans and have loved watching him accomplish the things he has. I wouldn't expect them to just turn around and root against him just because he's fighting an American. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting Brazilians again   Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:57 pm

anderson silva isnt american?
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