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Anderson Silva: 'I'm Done' If Interim Title Bout with Yoel Romero Doesn't Happen

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2017

Anderson Silva appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday. To say he was a little perturbed with the UFC would be an understatement.

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Anderson Silva says he'll retire if he doesn't fight Romero for interim title. Romero says he won't fight anyone but Silva for interim title

The former longtime middleweight champion went off on his employer. Silva exclaimed that he no longer believes what UFC President Dana White says because "nothing happens." Silva said that he was promised a long-talked-about superfight with Georges St-Pierre upon his return, but that fight has been given to current middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

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Anderson Silva: 'I don't believe nothing Dana White says because nothing happens.' #themmahour

Silva, without an opponent for UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro on June 3, called for an interim title fight with Yoel Romero, the No. 1 middleweight contender. And said if he does not get the fight he is "done" with the sport.

Helwani then brought on Romero himself.

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Anderson Silva says on #themmahour he was promised a superfight with Georges St-Pierre upon GSP's return. Unhappy about GSP's title shot.

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"I save the ass of UFC and Dana White all the time. I'm tired. This is bullshit. They do same to Jacare." - Silva

Romero echoed Silva. He, too, wants the interim title fight at UFC 212 but does not feel it's a worthwhile contest without gold on the line.

The middleweight division is on hold with the proposed Bisping vs. GSP fight not having a date. Contenders such as Romero are in limbo. An interim title may not be the perfect solution, but it does keep the contenders moving forward.

The UFC may need to act quickly with two high-profile disgruntled middleweight contenders taking to the airwaves to air their grievances.

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