UFC star overcome with emotion when asked if his title loss to Chris Weidman was rigged.
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has wept on a Brazilian television show when asked if his fight to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 was fixed.
Silva, who has a testy relationship with media from other countries is prone to opening up more with some journalists and talk shows in his home country.
Since his stunning loss to Weidman in Las Vegas rumors and innuendo has swirled that Silva threw the fight, after being knocked out in the second round with the champion barely blocking a strike from the challenger.
In the video, Silva was upset by the fact people accuse him of throwing the fight, saying the belt, the UFC and his fans around the world mean too much to him.
“I get a little upset because when I go to fight I get to represent my country. Represent all Brazilians outside of Brazil and inside Brazil,” Silva said.
“This upset me a lot, people think I sold the fight. I always said that this is a title Brazilian independent being with me or another Brazilian.
“I always say I do not like to fight because Brazil is a world title if another Brazilian to win this title I’ll keep rooting for this title continues in Brazil.”
Silva will get a shot at redemption when he fight Weidman again for the middleweight title when the pair lock horns in Las Vegas in the main event of UFC 168 on December 28.