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Anderson Silva’s smack talk

Fighters Only shares what Anderson Silva was yelling at Demian Maia during their fight at UFC 112:

Anderson is also said to have cried out “Cade o Jiu-Jitsu?” (“Where is your Jiu-Jitsu?”) as Maia failed to get him to the floor, and also told him “Get up off your ass and get hit some more” when Maia dropped to his back looking to play guard.

But it was his corner that unleashed the more ‘controversial’ smack:

Several Brazilian UFC fans have contacted Fighters Only to say that this comment actually came from Anderson’s corner team, who said to him “Bate na cara desse playboy” (“Come on, hit this playboy’s face”). Anderson’s corner are also alleged to have shouted “Falou demais, agora apanha” (“You talked too much, now get spanked”). Maia claims not to remember exactly what it was Anderson said to him in their fight.

Odd as it sounds, ‘playboy’ is a serious insult in Brazil when levelled at certain targets. The stark class and economic divides in Brazil make for a wide gulf in status between the rich and poor. In Brazilian terms, a playboy is a hedonist rich kid, the product of a pampered upbringing who cares little for the poor and knows nothing of real life.

Still no clear word on why Anderson and the gang were such dicks to Maia … the best guess right now is that it had something to do with Maia apparently saying he’d break Anderson’s arm or something. Once again, it sounds like standard inter-Brazilian fight drama – the slightest insult is magnified by a billion times and all of a sudden things go from “Brazilian fighters should show respect to eachother” to “Fuck that guy, let’s try and clown him horribly”. For such a nice and honorable guy, Anderson sure is thorny about this kinda stuff.