Antonio Silva has taken his UFC 146 loss to Cain Velasquez like a man, but he wants to make one thing clear - he wasnâ€™t thrashing about trying to get away from Velesquez, he says, he was just trying to shake his own blood out of his eyes.
The fight was stopped at 3:36 of the first round and was one of the bloodiest bouts in UFC history; Silva was checked by a doctor halfway through the round due to the blood which completely covered his face and much of his opponentâ€™s torso following a Velasquez elbow shot.
â€śI want to thank everybody for the support and positive energy that all of you passed to me. I was very well trained, wish so much to fight but unfortunately I had a cut at 0:30 that bled so much and spoiled my view,â€ť he wrote. â€śSo I was fighting to see and not to try and get away from Cain Velasquezâ€™s hits.â€ť
Silva, who was making his UFC debut, concluded by observing that he is â€śso grateful to everybody and chiefly to God for everything He provides me, all blessings that are poured on me and my family. I only suffered 7 stitches and I will be back soon.â€ť
Prior to UFC 146 he had fought Daniel Cormier in the semi-final of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and had lost by KO, putting him on an 0-2 run for the first time in his career and taking his overall record to 16-4.
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