Silva Surprised By Jacare’s Comments
Jacare Souza is not a fan of Anderson Silva being handed a title shot with a win at UFC 234 against Israel Adesanya.
Speaking with the Brazilian website PVT, Souza didn’t believe that Silva deserved the shot promised to the former middleweight champion by UFC President Dana White. Silva, who once trained with the fellow UFC middleweight, was surprised to hear Souza’s comments.
“‘Jacare,’ when he come to train to my team in Brazil, I just opened the door of my gym and I helped a lot and supported a lot,” Silva said. “I’m very surprised that ‘Jacare’ was talking about that situation, especially because he respects me. I tried to help ‘Jacare’ many times. I fight with Dana and Ed Soares one time when ‘Jacare’ came close to fighting for the belt.”
”In my (jiu-jitsu) days, I competed in the state tournament to earn a spot in the World Championship. If I didn’t win the state champion, I didn’t fight the Worlds,” Souza said of Silva. “(If I won), no one would jump the line. Now, because the guy has a name and everything… The reality is, Anderson is coming off doping, man. Anderson is out of the ranking.”
“I don’t know [why] Jacare is doing this, but it’s not my fault,” Silva said regarding the title shot.
“I try to do my best in my job. And that’s the point Dana offered to me, to fight for the belt again. It’s not my fault. I need to say ‘Jaca,’ it’s not me. It’s Dana White.”
Quotes Via: MMA Fighting