UFC President Dana White was in Brazil yesterday for a stop on the latest UFC media tour and discussed Anderson Silva‘s standing in the country since he lost the UFC Middleweight Championship to Chris Weidman and was surprised by the way some fans have been reacting:
“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here,” said White. “This is his country. He’s been f—— fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you.
“In one fight? After all the things he’s done and all the things he’s accomplished?”
“I’m sure it’s tough to deal with, but he’s handled it like a champ. You don’t ever see Anderson Silva snap or flip out on people. I do, daily, but you don’t see him do it. He always composes himself like a champion and a good dude.”