It seems like Anderson Silva has lost his smile. The GOAT middleweight and savior of UFC 200 (as well as the guy who has the greatest highlight reel in the history of MMA) is fed up with Dana White and the new management’s way of handling business. This isn’t a new take, many UFC fighters are getting sick of the emphasis on entertainment over sport, and money fights over meritocracy, but Anderson Silva losing his cool like this is fairly unprecedented. They guy has been fully entrenched as a company man, smiling his way through media opportunities and saying how much he loves his job. That love might be lost.
On the MMA Hour, Anderson Silva spoke the best English of his life. Being pissed off does that, I guess. He went off on the Bisping/GSP fight that’s clogged the middleweight division, essentially laying waste to the talents of Jacare Souza (who recently lost while attempting to stay active despite being no. 1a in the division), Mousasi, Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold, Weidman and on and on.