Thiago Silva: Jon Jones Is a Jerk

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Thiago Silva reacts to Jon Jones comments about his taunting of Brandon Vera.

“This guy is a jerk. Everybody’s a professional fighter and all fights include provocations. Brandon Vera said he’s break my legs, that I wasn’t on his level. I don’t say things, I do. You get recognized when you do things. I’m a professional fighter, but I can’t always please everybody. There’s always somebody behind the computed with a plate filled with French fries, ready to criticize you. I fight for the fans, for the money and to put my name up there. Talking is too much easy, nobody knows what goes on in your life, your trainings. I think I did my job. Who likes it, likes it, but you can dislike it if you want.” [Tatame]

Jones was critical of Thiago Silva’s back bongo taunts of a clearly broken Brandon Vera near the end of there fight at UFC 125, tweeting:

“Wow that slapping was so disrespectful.. id love to give him a slap in the face”


  1. Rich in NJ

    January 13, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Sounds like these two need to fight it out

  2. the gibinator

    January 13, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Man oh man would that be something ta see! Bones is gonna start fightin top tier guys in the near future if he beats bader . i think he is gonna find out there is some tough cats in this division, namely shogun thiago rampage etc. Everybody shouldnt hand him the title just yet.

  3. CobraClutch

    January 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Agreed, but HE is the one everybody is watching.

  4. perfection1st

    January 14, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I think we haven't heard the last of this… I'm calling it now, JB vs TS after JB get the win over Bader.

  5. MMA Fighter

    January 14, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Vera talks to much shit and then as of the last few years, he has not backed it up. He desrved to be humbled. Jones should worrry more about not having stupid vidoes of his car being jokingly stoelen and not worry about what other fighters do or dont do.

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