Anderson Silva Disappointed With His Performance, Wants In At UFC 91


Devastated by the criticism of his performance at UFC 90 “Silva vs. Cote”, UFC middleweight champion has asked the UFC to put him on the fight card at UFC 91, just three weeks later. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review, UFC President Dana White expresses a glimpse of hope that it could happen.

Dana White:

“it might not be impossible.”

“He’s flipping out. He wants to fight again, like, on Nov. 15 … He’s (upset) about his performance and he wants to fight again immediately.”

Silva expresses his frustration:

“I didn’t come here to play. I didn’t come here to put on a show … I came here to do my job and I didn’t become a champion and defend the title as many times as I have by not doing my job.”

While it could be a possibility, the article points out that it might be next to impossible to find a suitable opponent to fight Silva on just two and a half weeks notice.


  1. Kash

    October 29, 2008 at 5:15 am

    How can you not like a guy willing to get back in the ring in less than a month. I hope they can pull off a miracle and make this happen.

  2. Jake

    October 29, 2008 at 5:28 am

    I thought it was funny afterwards when he said not to boo Cote. He's so caught up in his own hype he didn't even realize they were booing his weak ass performance.

  3. T.R.

    October 29, 2008 at 5:47 am

    I also think that they were booing him. But I do like the fact that he wants to fight again so quickly. Maybe he was just bored with Cote. If he does fight in Nov. I hope it is at 205. Let him kick Jardine's ass.

  4. TJ

    October 29, 2008 at 5:56 am

    Anyone who boo's the greatest fighter alive, after a win, is fukin retarded. He was controlling the fight and was just waitin for his chance to knock Cote out. Its not his fault Cote's knee gave out. But Michael Bisping is the ONLY middleweight that deserves a shot, so they should fight at UFC 93.

  5. Kash

    October 29, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I would rather see Okami fight Silva.

  6. zalbag

    October 29, 2008 at 6:22 am

    u know if Chuck is ready its been about the right amount of time since he fought in ufc 88. they could go at it at a catchweight. or how about:

    Leben he would do it (only problem is it wouldnt be fair to give him a title shot)

    Koscheck hes fighting twice in 48 days might as well make it three times

    Robbie Lawler a unifying belts match oh wait never mind his belt is expired

    Kendall Grove spyder vs spyda match

    none of these are likely to happen but maybe dana can put together another UFN just for a silva or maybe he gets in on the fight for the troops

  7. TIM

    October 29, 2008 at 7:30 am

    I dont think it will happen less than 3wks away to find an auitable opponent to fight Silva…i hate to say it but that is going to tough to find and if it does happen what type of fight is it going to be on such short notice most likely Silva will win so thats not fair to the other fighter for having short notice but as they say always be prepared to fight anyone at anytime.

  8. derek

    October 29, 2008 at 7:43 am

    watch Fedor step up.

  9. TJ

    October 29, 2008 at 10:55 am

    IF silva gets a fight at UFC 91(which he probably wont) it would have to be against 1. Kendall Grove 2. Rob MacDonald or 3.Ed Herman cause they are the only 3 that havent fought n a while, could take a fight on short notice, and Im sure any 3 of them would love to fight him. Then Silva would beat there ass, keep his belt, then in a couple more months- Fight Bisping at UFC 95!

  10. Ryan S

    October 29, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Fuck Bisping. Sorry, thats just my opinion. I say have Kimbo fight Silva. Not gonna happen, but it would be funny. I thought you couldn't have 2 fights in less than a month according to the athletic commission. I could be wrong on that. TJ, I agree with what you say about booing Silva even though he won, but he had an amount of disrespect that was unnecessary. I don't like him any less, it just wasn't like him.

  11. TJ

    October 29, 2008 at 11:22 am

    HAHAHA KIMBO!! R u kiddin me man? kimbo isnt even a real mma fighter. he a street fighter that beat up a couple of OLD men. (Tank Abbott+Ray Mercer) but he just lost to Petruzelli. Dana White would never let that bitch anywhere near the UFC! and he'd never fight n the UFC! and Ryan, I dont like Bisping either but he definetly deserves a title shot. So jus watch Silva knock his ass out n the 1st round and laugh whenever they fight!

  12. Ryan S

    October 29, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    true true. I just want to see Kimbo put on his ass HARD. I know Silva would do it.

  13. Businessman

    October 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    derek, that was too funny. How about Ken Shamrock? He seems like he is ready to lose another match. He needs to continue to losing streak :)

    I don't want to see him fight Okami. He will destroy him. He will destroy anyone but specially him. The UFC has to start bringing in other guys because he is leaps and bounds above everyone in the division. They should go after Lawlor, Belfort, Lindland…he will beat them all but at least he could beat someone else before he goes through the division a second time and Franklin for a third! You can't blame him for a shitty performance. he is bored. I propose that 2 fighters fight him at once…maybe they will have a shot. i could see knocking out Leben and Grove with one punch!

  14. steve

    October 30, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Too bad Vitor isnt the vitor of old. I would have lved to see him then go at it with Silva now. But even if Anderson does fight at UFC 91 it wont be against anyone with great skills. They arent gonna risk him loing it will be another Cote skill lvl fighter no better but maybe worse. I would rather see him fight 3 months from now and fight someone who is a challenge. Like a top 10 guyin the LHW division. I would have booed him if I paid to go and see that fight. Him and Cote for hurting himself. Anderson hit him with his best shots and Cote ate them. To me it looked like it was going to go to decision. Anderson didnt want to trade with Cote and was fighting like his buddy Machida. That shit is boring. Anderson is IMO not the best fighter alive. Until he beats the top guys in the world which are at 205 like rampage… then he shouldnt be considered the best but only one of the best. I dont think he would KO leben with 1 punch he would do it with knees and leben would fall over like the last time. Yeah his punches are strong but still it takes a lot to put leben away not just 1 punch. Also if Anderson retires after his UFC career i would love to see him box. If Roy Jones Jr brings any of his speed from the 90’s to a fight with Silva then ouch c ya Anderson. And if Silva wants to fight the best boxer out there right now at Super Middleweight isnt RJ jr its Joe Calzaghe and if u havent seen him fight then watch him against RJ Jr on 11-8-08. PPV. Calzaghe has unbelievable hand speed. He would destroy Anderson at boxing. Not so much at kickboxing or mma though lol.

  15. TIM

    October 30, 2008 at 4:00 am

    I agree a Boxer has the edge in MMA but overall ability goes to the MMA fighter and i think Anderson Silva would win if this bout happened under MMA rules.

  16. Oswald Gobblecock

    October 30, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Bottom line is that MMA is alot closer to a real fight then boxing is. A boxer can box in an MMA match but an MMA fighter can ONLY box in a boxing match. An MMA fight would show who the best fighter is period cause you can do everything. Example: Roy beats Silva in boxing match then Silva beats Roy in MMA match. What if they met on the street and fought? Most likely the MMA fighter would kick that shit out of a boxer.

  17. TIM

    October 30, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Exactly…well said.

  18. steve

    October 30, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I dont think so. I bet Anderson if in a street fight would try abnd stand and in the first few exchanges he would get hurt and finished. All u would need to do is have a boxer with Liddell takedowns and he would be the champ but Boxers make so much money that there is no point getting involved with MMA. Yeah if an MMA takes the boxer down but that dont prove shit IMO. A real man stands and fights. People who are scarred to get hit take it to the ground. Now if u r taking someone down b/c u r at a disadvantage standing then thats what u should do. But dont act like ur a badass. I like the ground game but it doesnt make u tough. Have u guys ever seen a street fight with a good wrestler and a boxer. I have seen this many times and on the streets the boxer beats the hell out of him. Now yeah if the wrestler gets it to the ground he lays on him trying to do damage but never really does much. It makes its way up to the feet and bam boxer wins KO. Of course the wrestler could always take him down and do punishment but usually wrestlers just lay on the guy worrying about position. Now Koscheck is a good example. Kos is a high lvl wrestler with good stand up. U put him in a street fight with na guy with decent takedown defense and a good stand up game Koscheck is in serious trouble. Just my opinion but boxers have the advantage street fighting. But in the cgae the wrestler can get in without getting cut up and ko because of the gloves and all and the rules but on the streets its anything goes. I have more respect for a man who is willing to stand and try and knock a guy out then a guy who can only take it to the ground. Taking it down is a way of getting out of danger. Real baddasses like danger and love to show people that they r not to be fucked with. U cant make somebody feel like u just beat them unless u KO them. If u have ever fought u know what I mean. It just makes them feel so bad when u KO them but when u choke them out they wake up and r willing to go at it again another time. Try it out and u will see.

  19. tom

    October 30, 2008 at 9:59 am

    anderson should fight in UFC 92 vs Yushin Okami..

  20. TIM

    October 30, 2008 at 10:59 am

    That would be awesome…

  21. TIM

    October 30, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I hope they do it soon

  22. danny g

    October 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    silva is becaming a boring fighter just like lyoto machida. dont they train together?

  23. steve

    October 30, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Yeah they train together but Anderson isnt usually to hestitant to engage and doesnt mind putting himself in danger to land that huge shot. Machida never puts himself in danger. He wins but its boring and Anderson though yeah its only 1 fight but u never know what is gonna happen. Maybe I shouldnt call him a boring fighter just yet but if he does that shit again then I am sticking ith the boring part:)

  24. kom34

    October 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    already talking about anderson being boirng…really? after one bad fight?

    if cote lasted to 4 and silva took his head off nobody here would be comparing anderson to machida.

  25. TJ

    October 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    i agree w kom34. but i think Bisping should fight okami at UFC 93, then the winner should get a shot at Silva, but i think Bisping deserves a shot more than okami. i think bisping wud beat okami, then get his ass kicked by silva. theres no-way silva will fight at ufc 91. maybe he shouldnt have been fuckin around his last fight. now u gotta wait another 2-3 months kid.

  26. kom34

    October 30, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    haha thats right. i think silva was f'n around too much in that fight. he was trying to have too much fun because he wasn't that afraid of cote's power. i think okami wins that fight with bisping though.

  27. patrickgamil

    November 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    brock vs spider

    fedor vs brock

    spider vs fedor

    gonzaga vs. brock

    nog vs brock

    couture v fedor


  28. patrickgamil

    November 4, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    spider was beating cote.

    cote looked great though. lindland would take down spider a nd keep him down

  29. yellow1

    November 7, 2008 at 6:19 am

    are you serious steve? when i choke people out its even funnier and more satisfying because when they wake up most the time im 30 feet away looking at them and they dont even know what just happend and its funny because they cant even stop a rear naked without the hooks lol

  30. dane drebin

    November 7, 2008 at 7:01 am

    comment number 18 was the most retarded thing i think ive ever read on this site. seriously steve u have some good points on other topics but that was just bad i dont even know where to begin.

    "Kos is a high lvl wrestler with good stand up. U put him in a street fight with na guy with decent takedown defense and a good stand up game Koscheck is in serious trouble"

    hahahahhahahahaha ur seriously mentally chalenged if u think that. u think a double leg can't be preformed on the street aswell as in a cage??? when u get slammed in the street u dont fucking get up u break bone and get pounded out.

    "I have more respect for a man who is willing to stand and try and knock a guy out then a guy who can only take it to the ground. Taking it down is a way of getting out of danger. Real baddasses like danger and love to show people that they r not to be fucked with"

    ground game is just as big a part of fighting as stand up if not more bro. almost all fights end up going to the ground. ive found that the only people who dis on ground game, jitz, wrestling, or anything other than crazy flailing are just people who couldnt handle wrestling in highschool so they try to make fun of it calling it gay or stupid when in reality it's their own insecurities because they are like a fish out of water when they hit the ground.

    "All u would need to do is have a boxer with Liddell takedowns and he would be the champ "

    ya cause liddell takes people down so much right?

    "Now if u r taking someone down b/c u r at a disadvantage standing then thats what u should do. But dont act like ur a badass"


    jesus steve i dont even have anymore time picking that comment apart i have to go to work. it was just bad man. just plain bad.

  31. Ryan S

    November 7, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Yeah Steve, I think I disagree completely. I agree with Dane, almost all fights end up hitting the floor because almost no one really knows how to fight, so they get so close they embrace, then fall. Correct me if I'm wrong, but most fighters whose standup sucks and ground game is great, can usually pull through, and fighters whose ground game sucks and standup is great, usually don't. Thats just what I have noticed, and it could be just me. Ground game may also look like a non-badass way of fighting because you can't truely end a fight on the ground like you can on the feet. In standup, you can knock them out cold so they cannot physically stand up to keep fighting, where with ground fighting, you would have to break a bone or hyperextend something or tear something. And who gives a shit about looking like a badass. Too many people get caught up with that. Just do what you do. No disrespect to you Steve, that's just how I feel about the subject. It really is an arguement that can go either way.

  32. Businessman

    November 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I can't believe someone on a site like this would even jokingly say/write/think that. Steve, I know you get it into with a lot of people and we even had a few exchanges but even I don't agree, you have made some decent points. This time, all I can say is WOW!!! In a street fight, there is nothing safer than taking someone down (if you know what you are doing) because any drunk, any hot head, any tough-guy could get lucky with a punch. I worked as a bouncer and a guy was going crazy. He was not huge but must have been on something…anyway, I jumped on his back and put him to sleep, dragged him out and woke him up outside. He woke up and did not know what happened. He looked around, got up, and ran away. That was something and I was only a Blue Belt in BJJ at the time. For that basic rear naked choke, I got pussy for weeks and guys kept asking me what martial art I study. I didn't have to throw not 1 punch and never got punched. And who walked away from that exchange like a champ? Think about what you are gonna write before you write it.

  33. STEVEO

    November 7, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Have to agree, from my bartending days there is nothing like a good choke, armbar, pressure point, or kimora type arm hold to get someone to go where ever you want them to go. And in a street fight I have seen lil crazy fuckers destroy huge guys, like many have said all it takes it one good punch or lift and dump and your out cold. not like fighting in a ring.

  34. steve

    November 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Wow u guys need to get in more fights. Come to Dayton OH and ill show u what happens to wrestlers. As long aswe dont go to far into the ghetto ass side streets we should be ok. I have seen a lot and if u feel that choking someone out is more satisfying then koing someone then ur not a true fighter imo. BJJ is great for competition and self defense shit. But to develop as a stand up fighter u have to have guts, a good chin and experience. Just go to a mall or a close or near by city with a guy or 2 and start talking shit. U will get tough or u will find out that u aint ever gonna be tough lol. Sorry guys but a brutal KO is the best feeling in the world with the exception of a nice piece of ass.

  35. steve

    November 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I guess that I am like the only guy on this site that perfers to stand and trade and likes to get hit in the face. Maybe its b/c of how I was raised but hopefully u guys can see where im coming from when I say slamming someone to the ground and laying on them will not test ur heart like getting punched in the mouth blood all over u and u still being able to push through it all and beat the guys ass. Look at forrest grffin he had his arm broke and he came back and knocked the guy out. He is one tough motherfucker. Thats the kind of people I respect not the people like Travis Lutter.

  36. dane drebin

    November 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    "I guess that I am like the only guy on this site that perfers to stand and trade and likes to get hit in the face"

    No offense but Mr. Dayton Ohio lol you act like you have been hit in the face sooooo many times and you just love it… im not trying to be a big internet tough guy but seriously sometimes it gets too hard to ingore the straight up stupidity that steve spews out on this site.

    Talk shit about travis lutter man he would twist u into a pretzel and make u cry like the little groundless and spineless guy you are. I'm pretty sure lutter's atleast knocked out eastmen who have u knocked out? ooooops sorry i forgot you're sucha badass street fighter laugh THE FUCK OUT LOUD! Dont hurt me!!!!

    i can understand that you like only stand up fighting steve really we all can… if i didnt understand what was going on when the fight hit the ground i would be frusterated by my own ignorance aswell… learn what is happening on the ground and how hard it is to go from being in someones gaurd to gettin side control and maybe more people would respect ur crued language and vulgar writting. but if that's all you understand and can relate to my aggressive internet shit talking friend go watch some rocky movies or some boxing matches because i think that might keep you much, much more interested. this is an mma site, and the reason people have been attacking you SOOOOOO hard is because you are straight up clueless. anyone can punch someone in the head. i have seen some pretty funny geeks swing it out in my day and everyone goes that was crazy or man that was funny afterwards.

    IT IS A LOT HARDER TO PULL OFF A LUCKY SUBMISSION THAN A LUCKY PUNCH… did u hear me steve? I know you are slow so i will say it one more time in slow brain terms

    -Far more punches are thrown than submissions. a submission is pulled off by everything in your body working out at the right moment while a punch could end a fight by just someone flailing and somehow connecting on another persons jaw or temple.



    just a question steven

    how many lucky submissions have you done lately? do you think you could armbar a jui jitsui champion if he wasnt ready? Cuz im pretty sure i could knock out a street fighter if he wasn't looking my direction.

  37. Jake

    November 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Steve the street fighting legend/internet tough guy from dayton ohio. You are a fucking joke. Your new name is Marlon Sims.

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