Anderson Silva was accused by some fans of attempting to make fun of former rival Vitor Belfort when he posted up a video of himself training jiu-jitsu following ‘The Phenom’s’ loss to Chris Weidman on Saturday night at UFC 187.
A frustrated Silva then wrote a lengthy message on Instagram claiming to not even having seen the fight and then also went on to vent about people trying to suggest that he’d been taking steroids throughout his career.
Silva is currently waiting for an official Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing where he plans to attempt to mount a defense against his positive steroid drug tests prior to UFC 183 back in January.
The former long-time UFC Middleweight champion has already delayed the hearing several times as he looks to gather laboratory evidence to strengthen his case and has repeatedly protested his innocence, though he did admit to using an anti-inflammatory to aid his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in his second fight with Chris Weidman.
Read Silva’s latest statement (translated) to fans in full below.
“Honestly, I don’t even watch UFC fights unless when I’m getting ready to fight or when one of my partners will fight. There’s too many people who are wrong and talking crap. I guarantee most of those who come here to criticize me have never been successful in life and if they are, they’re unhappy. I always said the belt is a Brazilian patrimony no matter who has it, I’m happy as long as it’s here. I didn’t watch the fight, but of course I was rooting for Vitor, because he represented Brazil.
Now, about my doping. I was never a cheater, I never had a big body and if you doubt me, all you need to do is watch my fights in Japan, when I fought at 176 because there was no 185 division and I would take on guys as heavy as 207 pounds. So for all of you experts, go look for the facts. I apologize to all my real fans and I don’t mean to be rude, I’m just sick of all the lies and false accusations.”