Lyoto Machida offers no apologies for asking for Anderson Silva MoneyPosted on August 19, 2011, 11:40 PM by Trent Reinsmith
When Phil Davis was forced to withdraw from UFC 133, UFC President Dana White thought he had a replacement lined up in former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida. However, when he called the Machida camp to confirm the fight, they turned around and asked for “Anderson Silva money,” according to White.
Machida recently spoke about the money request, "I ask forgiveness for the misunderstanding, but not for what I've done, because I was not wrong. I never accepted the fight. I was coming back from injury and I had only been training for two weeks. In fact this training routine was only to keep in shape, and not for fighting.” - interview via Terra Esportes , translation courtesy Bloody Elbow.
In something of an ironic twist, Machda's camp have said that they are currently negotitating a deal for a Machida versus Davis bout.
The question I have for you, LowKick’ers is, was Machida in the wrong to ask for Anderson Silva money?