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    Default UFC Fines Anderson Silva $50,000 for Media-Event No-Show

    USA TODAY: UFC fines Anderson Silva $50,000 for media-event no-show | News



    LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has fined middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva $50,000 for refusing to take part in a planned pre-UFC 162 media event.

    Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was scheduled to talk with a few of Los Angeles' largest media outlets on Tuesday but ultimately skipped the session and instead flew home to his native 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, so he's being fined $50,000," UFC President Dana White told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps).

    The media session was scheduled to coincide with this week's ticket on-sale date for "UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman," in which Silva looks to defend his belt against Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC). The pay-per-view event takes place July 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The annual Fourth of July weekend fight card is considered one of the promotion's cornerstone events and comes complete with a two-day UFC Fan Expo and a full slate of fan-driven activities.

    "He doesn't like talking to the media, but it's part of his contractual obligation," White said. "Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not."

    Silva was scheduled to appear on local TV and radio stations, as well as a luncheon with more than a dozen Los Angeles-area newspapers and websites.

    Silva is not the first high-profile UFC fighter to skip company-scheduled media appearances. In 2011 Nick Diaz missed a pair of pre-UFC 137 press conferences designed to promote a planned bout with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. In a then-unprecedented move, White pulled Diaz from the headlining contest and replaced him with Carlos Condit.

    White said he is not currently inclined to take similar action against Silva, and the bout with Weidman is still scheduled to serve as the UFC 162 main event.

    "Nick Diaz didn't show up for the press conference," White said. "This was just a smaller media day, but it's still not acceptable, so we're fining him $50,000."

    Silva's manager, Ed Soares, declined to comment on the matter.

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    He should have showed up and pulled a Jon Jones.
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    He really wants outta the Weidman fight huh lol. That's why he called Dana asking for a fight recently imo. That's what I hate about him, he's such a whiny bitch over who he fights most the time.

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    Pocket change when you are making Anderson Silva money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Pocket change when you are making Anderson Silva money.

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    A slap on the wrist for Anderson. Honestly, I think there should be larger repercussions for not showing up to work.

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    Default Silva no-shows media event, fined $50,000 by UFC

    Silva no-shows media event, fined $50,000 by UFC - Mixed Martial Arts News

    Sometimes, however, for one reason or another, an athlete will make a wierd decision to miss such an event, as did UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva today:

    Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was scheduled to talk with a few of Los Angeles' largest media outlets on Tuesday but ultimately skipped the session and instead flew home to his native 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, so he's being fined $50,000," UFC President Dana White told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps).

    "He doesn't like talking to the media, but it's part of his contractual obligation," White said. "Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not."

    Silva was scheduled to appear on local TV and radio stations, as well as a luncheon with more than a dozen Los Angeles-area newspapers and websites.
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    Sonnen spoiled him. Big payday without having to sell the fight.

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    This is Weidmans opportunity to really start selling this fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Honestly, I think there should be larger repercussions for not showing up to work.
    What would you suggest?

    A 50,000 bucks fine seems Ok to me for not attending a press conference. Obviously he will not be that affected because he makes huge amounts of money, but it is not that he was fined 500 bucks.
    Not only brazilians can do this stuff


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