Speaking to media this week, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva gave his opinion on the beef between the UFC and Conor McGregor. As per SMH.com:
“I think that neither the UFC nor McGregor are 100 per cent wrong,” he said.
“I do think that once you sign a contract, which includes promoting an event, then that’s what you have to do.”
“I understand, I’ve gone through this in the past many times.
“As a fighter, we think our job is to go in there and fight … I know as a fighter how hard it is to leave your country in between camps to go on promotional tours.
“I’ve done all that and I’ve disagreed with it a few times, but I understand both of their sides.”
‘The Spider’ takes on Uriah Hall at the blockbuster UC 198 event in Brazil, where he’ll look to bounce back from his shock and highly controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping.