Anderson Silva's Daughter on Dad Losing Title, UFC
Anderson Silva’s 17-year-old daughter, Kaory, has taken to Twitter to voice her opinions on her father’s loss over the weekend.
The former middleweight champion’s eldest daughter attacked the UFC for chasing profits and losing respect for the martial arts, while crediting her dad as the sole reason for his success.
“It was thanks to my father that my life changed, it was thanks to his talent that our life changed, it was thanks to his adversaries that my life changed and not because of the UFC,” she wrote (H/T Fighters Only Magazine). “It was because people valued my father’s work that my life changed, not because of UFC.”
Silva’s seven year reign as champion came to a dramatic end on Saturday after he got knocked out by Chris Weidman in the second round. Thus ended the longest winning streak in UFC history, but there are many who still believe the Brazilian lost on purpose.
They point to his showboating antics during the match, which were extreme even for Silva, as the cause of his downfall, rather than crediting Weidman for the win. After the fight, Silva himself seemed relieved to relinquish the belt and declared that he no longer intends to chase the title.
Kaory also said that she is happy her father is no longer champion.
“He will always be a champion. He has already showed to the world that nobody can beat him if he doesn’t want it,” she wrote. “I never liked the ideal of my father being a fighter and now that I know he is tired of it I will give him all my support.”
Such sentiments may be short lived, however, as the UFC hastily plans the Silva/Weidman rematch. In fact, according to some reports, Silva is itching to get back in the cage and avenge his first UFC loss.
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