Nou ja, met praten dan. Onlangs is “The Axe Murderer” min of meer gedwongen met pensioen gegaan, omdat hij naar eigen zeggen niet genoeg respect kreeg vanuit in het bijzonder de UCC en president Dana White. Maar hij gaat nog een stap verder en stelt zelfs dat Dana de uitkomst van gevechten in de Octagon bepaalt.
Hij zegt het volgende over het UFC event in Macau, afgelopen augustus.
“This same commission was taken to Macau for an event, and there were three judges around the Octagon,” “Suddenly, the owner of this promotion, who thinks he owns the sport, didn’t like the scores from one of the judges, and what did he do? He put (the judge) out of the arena. How can we be sure this guy is not controlling the results of the fights? How can we be sure this is not a circus?
Maar zoals altijd zijn er twee kanten aan een verhaal. Dit is wat Dana White erover te zeggen heeft.
“Lorenzo was just saying this morning — every f**king time you and I have ever seen Wanderlei Silva in our life he’s over the top ‘you guys are the best, you’ve built this sport, I don’t know where any of us would be if it wasn’t for you’,” Nothing but positive things to say. Then now he’s in this situation and he’s trying to build a smoke screen. I don’t blame him. I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing if I was in his position. It’s part of this business,” White said.
“Nobody has ever run from a drug test before. I didn’t see a lifetime ban coming. Nobody will let him fight. He’s in a very serious situation, but Wanderlei’s at the end of his career. He was going to fight one more fight and retire. It’s not like this is some 22 year old kid. He said, ‘I got one more fight boss, one more big fight’ and he was done. He also told me he thought we were the greatest guys in the world and we helped build the sport so maybe he didn’t mean that either.”
Ongetwijfeld to be continued.