I'm actually not accusing you of being gullible--although in many instances, you most certainly are. I'm stating that it's too easy to pick on you, you require little to no effort.
Much like plucking low hanging fruit.
All manner of men came to work for the News: everything from wild young Turks who wanted to rip the world in half and start all over again -- to tired, beer-bellied old hacks who wanted nothing more than to live out their days in peace before a bunch of lunatics ripped the world in half.
Even in 2010 he was talking up the possibility of moving down to Welterweight in the build up to his UFC 112 bout against Demian Maia. Here's what he told Yahoo's Kevin Iole:
"I'd like to test myself and I always love to take on new challenges," Silva said of his thoughts about a drop to 170 pounds from the middleweight limit of 185. "It's not that I want to go fight Georges St. Pierre for his title. There's no doubt in my mind that he's the reigning champion, the absolute champion, in that weight category. But I just want to test myself and see how I'd do at that weight."
There are many paths to freedom....not all are peaceful.