User Generated Sports: How Anderson Silva Just Pissed Off His Paycheck

Michael EastContributor IApril 11, 2010

CHICAGO- OCTOBER 25:  Anderson Silva prepares before the Middleweight Title Bout at UFC's Ultimate Fight Night at Allstate Arena on October 25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Twenty-four hours has passed since the first fist thrown in Abu Dhabi at UFC 112: Invincible. Every Sports Writer, Blogger and fan with a Facebook page has voiced their opinion about Anderson Silva and the fight heard around the world.

While most of us have voiced our opinions and continued with our daily lives, one person hasn’t,

 Dana White.


Dana White has made it very clear that he is not only “embarrassed” but that he is also working on a plan of action.

"I don’t know how yet, but I will make this up to the fans,"


That’s were this starts. While Fans are essential to every sport, they are even more so in the UFC.

 The UFC isn’t made up of rich old men buying teams of players. This sport is Fan Driven, a “User-Generated Sport” if you will.

Take Anderson Silva off PPV.

Have Anderson fight at an Ultimate Fight Night on free TV, with a UFN paycheck to accompany. Have Anderson finish a fight with his athleticism, ability and overall, respect.

I think Anderson Silva is lacking motivation. As of a couple days ago, he was king. He could do no wrong, and he was walking into a fight that he and most of us knew, wasn’t a challenge.

For a fighter like Silva to perform, he needs to feel threatened.


Anderson should stop the games, stop the rumors and make the move, FIGHT GEORGE ST. PIERRE.

Do you owe it to us?  Ummm …No

Are you required to contractually?.....No again.

Do  really think any of us are going to fork out another 50 bucks to watch you dance and stand in the Octagon with your hands on your hips….Hell No.

This Business wasn’t built on free rides, or handouts, and your no exception Mr. Silva