Anderson Silva Reports he Won’t Compete at UFC 212
By FCF Staff
Anderson Silva pushed hard to remain on the UFC 212 card next month, but the legendary fighter is reporting he will not fight at the Rio de Janeiro event.
Silva was originally scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the June 3rd card, but the latter was pulled, after receiving a USADA flag for marijuana metabolites. Since then, Silva called on the UFC to book a fight with Yoel Romero, for an interim middleweight title. But, according to a report from MMA Junkie, recently Silva said the following while doing a live stream interview on social media:
“I really wanted to fight in Brazil, my country, but it’s not going to happen,” Silva said. “I want to apologize for this. I really wanted to fight here, but it didn’t happen. I think I was hurt in this, but that’s it.”
Silva is coming off a decision win over Derek Brunson in February.