The UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva sounds pretty disappointed with the fans that have criticized him, especially in his last two fights. He says that he puts his life on the line every time he steps into the octagon, but he feels that fans watching him from outside of the cage don’t seem to understand what that is for a fighter. Silva went up a weight class (185 lbs. to 205 lbs.) to test his skills a bit further and now he is days away from facing the former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. The super fight has been scheduled for this upcoming Saturday night (Aug. 8th) at UFC 101.
Hopefully we’ll see some more action from The Spider this weekend for all of the Silva fans/critics. We expect Griffin to push the pace throughout all 3 rounds if necessary.
From Anderson Silva:
“Sometimes, I can’t believe it, man, I can’t believe it. Every time I step inside of the cage, I put my life in danger. Sometimes when you are standing outside of the Octagon, it’s a lot different than being inside. I am there for the fans, but for the fans that boo, it comes down to a lack of knowledge.”