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Anderson Silva won’t take “no” for an answer

Oh, I bet Dana White misses the day when he’d say “No” and fighters would meekly tuck tail and conceed to whatever he’d decided on. Nowadays, that doesn’t seem to work out so well for him anymore. And it only seems to be getting worse. A perfect example of this? The Anderson Silva vs Roy Jones Jr fight. What first looked like Silva just throwing out a random stupid comment has revealed itself to be a fullblown obsession: Anderson Silva WILL box Roy Jones Jr, and nothing is gonna stop Anderson from getting it done:

“I’m still confident this fight will happen,” Silva told “This can be this year or in 2009. I respect Dana White, the UFC owners and their point of view, but my vision is that I want this boxing match.”

So there we go: the line has officially been drawn in the sand and we’re going to see how Dana deals with it. I really hope he manages to figure out a sneaky way of defusing this retarded idea before it either happens or causes a rift between Silva and the UFC, but we’re talking about Dana here. His track record of dealing with people who don’t bend over for him speaks for itself.

  • godzillad says:

    Silva will finish up the next two fights on his contract by decimating Okami and Cote, then Dana is gonna throw a bunch of money to try and make Anderson stay. If he goes to fight Roy, he will lose his mystique and go back to the UFC for less than what he is getting now for it.

  • Jim Brown's Long Lost Son says:

    When it’s gonna be time to re-sign we’ll get another Arlovski debacle

  • Tom says:

    Just let him box, he’ll lose, we’ll all claim it’s because boxing is different than MMA and Jones would get killed in MMA, Jones will agree (as he’s said before that he would stand no chance in MMA) and then we’ll move on. I don’t want the UFC to lose another one of its stars.

  • Shane says:

    What’s the point? Not like any sane athletic comission will okay the fight anyways.

  • ajadoniz says:

    Dana by flying-heel hook.

  • danaunclefesterwhite says:

    “When it’s gonna be time to re-sign we’ll get another Arlovski debacle”

    I hope not. If they put the champion on ice, that’s going to look very bad. The UFC gives out interim belts like it’s going out of style. Anderson Silva is stupid to even consider this fight though. He’s like 1-0. Roy Jones Jr. could literally kill Anderson Silva in there. A big blood clot could form in Anderson’s brain.

  • jjdnb says:

    yeah silva will get owned but he’s the champ and he needs to be shown proper respect.
    Screw dana white

  • Win or Lose, Silva could retire from the proceeds and if he could negotiate points, even better. He doesn’t have to ever fight again.

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  • operator says:

    He better be careful or Dana’s gonna stop cramming it down everybody’s throat that he is the best fighter in the world. Dana would look like an ass if he loses the best fighter in the world over this. What if the best fighter in the world goes somewhere else that would be a disaster.

  • Jackal! It's a jackal! jackal, isn't it? says:

    As far as I know, Silva’s 3-1 in boxing, and I’ve seen comments from an athletic commission member saying that liscensing anderson to face roy is not out of the question. And why is it so hard to believe that Silva’d have a chance to survive with Roy? he’s got longer arms, great head movement, and you can’t argue his accuracy. In any case, it’d be something to see.

    And I don’t think Dana’s doing the right thing, business-wise. He knows hoiw serious anderson is, but he’s still obstinate. Asshat!

    Silva may very well fight out his contract, then go do this fight. Somewhere else.

    But what if Dana started thinking outside the horseface box, and realized that this’d be a great opportunity to get a well known boxer to train up for 8 months to a year, then fight in an mma match as a co-main event. MMA Champ vs former boxing champ in a boxing match, and maybe a cocky, mouth-running boxing champ vs a former mma champ.

    We all know Dana’s all about the money, and pushing the UFC forward. Sometimes, you gotta take risks, and the potential upsides are huge. Say Anderson lasts, while the cocky boxer gets finished in the first round? There’s a lot of ways it could play out, and not all of them bad for MMA, or the UFC

  • Atom says:

    I thought getting out of a UFC contract while holding the belt was … well, let’s just say “a challenge.” I believe Mr. Couture could give you some insight as to how Dana reacts.