MENU
#UFC Fight Night 112 #Bellator NYC #Kevin Lee #Felice Herrig #Justine Kish #Johny Hendricks #Tim Boetsch #BJ Penn #Dennis Siver #Conor McGregor #Chael Sonnen #Wanderlei Silva #Fedor Emelianenko #Matt Mitrione #Marvin Vettori


Anderson Silva at UFC 126UFC officials recently fined middleweight champion Anderson Silva $50,000 for skipping some scheduled UFC 162 media obligations, but Silva says it was all a misunderstanding.

Silva was scheduled to meet with several media outlets – including newspapers, websites, and television and radio stations – on Tuesday. He instead passed on the meeting and instead flew home to Brazil.

“We had a full media day set up for him in Los Angeles, and he just decided he didn’t want to do it,” UFC president Dana White told USA Today Sports. “So he’s being fined $50,000.”

Silva, however, gave a different take on the situation in comments he made to Brazilian magazine Veja on Tuesday.

Silva said that what happened was a miscommunication between he and the UFC, according to a report from MMAWeekly.com content partner Yahoo! Sports. He said he was made aware of the appointment only Monday, when he was going to Los Angeles International airport (LAX) to catch a flight to Brazil.

“I’ve never missed a single appointment with UFC,” said Silva. “I would never book a trip to Brazil if I knew I was supposed to be in Los Angeles.

“Everybody knows that I always lock in (media appearances so I can) devote myself to training, which is my priority. I’m an athlete and my focus will always be to train and be ready for the challenges.”

Anderson Silva is scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight championship against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 7 in Las Vegas. The media obligations were scheduled at a time to help promote ticket sales, which begin this week.

(The Veja magazine Anderson Silva segment was translated by Yahoo’s Fernando Arbex.)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC: Yes, Germaine de Randamie stripped of belt due to 'unwillingness' to fight 'Cyborg'

  • 8 days ago
  • 36 views

UFC officials say the reason Germaine de Randamie was stripped of her belt is simple: She refused to fight the No. 1 contender.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Claudia Gadelha Earns $50,000 Extra for Quick Finish (UFC 212 Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 7 views

Although Jose Aldo was unable to capture victory for his home country, fellow Brazilian Claudia Gadelha did so, capturing a Performance of the Night bonus, as well. read news >>

MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba joins 2017 UFC Hall of Fame class

  • 23 days ago
  • 8 views

MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba is the fourth and final member of the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame class, officials announced Saturday night.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 111 bonuses: You know Holly Holm's sick kick was worth $50,000

  • 10 days ago
  • 19 views

Holly Holm, Ulka Sasaki, Li Jingliang and Frank Camacho each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 112 bonuses: Controversy in main event, but Kevin Lee still gets $50,000

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jeremy Kimball, Dominick Reyes, Tim Boetsch, Kevin Lee each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 112 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Auckland Preliminary Bout Canceled | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

Mere hours before the event, UFC officials canceled one of the UFC Fight Night 110 preliminary bouts. read news >>

Kevin Lee: UFC officials not mad I popped Michael Chiesa at press conference

  • 13 days ago
  • 25 views

You might think getting kicked out of a UFC press conference was a bad thing. But when you’re Kevin Lee, you apparently get a little more leeway. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, read news >>

'Cyborg' vs. Megan Anderson for title at UFC 214 after Germaine de Randamie stripped

  • 8 days ago
  • 55 views

After UFC President Dana White recently confirmed Cristiane Justino will fight at UFC 214, “Cyborg” finally has an opponent for the card: Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson.Filed under: read news >>

Retired Anthony Johnson teases return after watching Gustafsson knock out Teixeira

  • 29 days ago
  • 156 views

Could Anthony Johnson’s MMA retirement be short-lived?Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Volkan Oezdemir wants Jimi Manuwa next and would consider fight at UFC 214

  • 29 days ago
  • 9 views

STOCKHOLM – UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir figures he’ll let it ride and shoot for the top of the division.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>