Anderson Silva on Tatame:
“I would have a lot to risk. I’m not risking something that took a long time for me to win….Unfortunately, you can’t always do what people want. I try to fight and don’t get hurt and this is working over all these years. Sometimes I can fight faster, sometimes not, showing superiority, is better for me, for my career and the athletes who fight with me. Even because Thales is a dangerous athlete and I couldn’t risk something more.”
Anderson Silva speaks out following his highly criticized UFC 97 win over fellow Brazilian Thiago Leites.