Dana White Criticizes Uriah Hall, Says Anderson Silva Shouldn’t Fight Again
By FCF Staff
Anderson Silva hasn’t confirmed he’s hanging up the gloves. But, following the legend’s loss to Uriah Hall on Saturday, UFC President Dana White argued the legend should never compete again.
Silva faced Hall in the headliner of UFC Vegas 12, and was stopped by the middleweight in round four. Leading up the bout, Silva said the fight would be his last in the UFC, but he didn’t say he was retiring. The legend repeated that sentiment after the loss.
But, during the post-fight press conference, White had this take on the situation, as well as Hall’s performance (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“He fought a guy that has absolutely zero output,” White said. “They’re in a five-round main event on ESPN and they threw (expletive) 11 punches in the second round. You fight any of these other savages, he’ll be in big trouble, and he’ll take a (expletive)load of punishment. Uriah Hall threw 11 punches in the second round. Uriah Hall is one of the most gun-shy fighters in the UFC.
“And look at Anderson. When the fight was over, he couldn’t even stand up to do his interview. He had to sit down and do an interview. I made a big mistake and I shouldn’t have let him fight this fight tonight. He’s a legend of this sport and he’s a legend of this company, and I did something I disagreed with. I knew I was right, and tonight proved I was right, and Anderson Silva should never fight again.”
The 45-year-old Silva (34-11) has only one official win on his record since 2012 and has gone 1-4 in his last 5 bouts.
Hall (16-9) has now won three straight.