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Anderson's daughter slams UFC, fairweather fans

Anderson's daughter slams UFC, fairweather fans
July 9th 2013

Anderson Silva might be downplaying the enormity of his loss to new middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 162, but his eldest daughter can’t say the same.

The 17-year old Kaory caused controversy on Twitter in her native Brazil by claiming that her father could have kept the belt he held for seven years and nine months had he really wanted to. 

“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.”

Kaory went on with straight talk. For her the UFC only aims for profit and the organization no longer treats the sport as it deserves.

“The world has changed,” she writes. “[They] don’t give the same respect to the martial arts like they used to.”

Responding to a Brazilian reporter who told he that the UFC had been responsible for the lifestyle she enjoys, Kaory disagreed.

“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.

“It was because people valued my father’s work that my life changed, not because of UFC.”

Comments

  • Jason Appleton

    Posted at 18:00 on July 10th 2013

    Sounds like that 17 year old has a good head on her shoulders because I have to agree. The UFC may have been the vehicle, but it was her father that drove it.

    Good for her.

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  • Tim W

    Posted at 19:06 on July 10th 2013

    I disagree. The UFC pushed its brand and took risks when no one else would. Put money on the line when no one else would. It's at the top of the MMA world because of its approach to business. Granted the fighters are now a large part of that, but if the UFC didn't push the envelope when it did, they would never had had the opportunity to be a part of it in the first place. Anderson didn't lose because he wanted to, he lost because he got careless. it was HER FATHER who wasn't giving martial arts the proper respect.

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  • nic

    Posted at 20:23 on July 10th 2013

    Every company has to push its brand and take risks. He is the best, any other organization would be more than willing to match or even pay more for anderson silva to fight for them. and if he did the ufc would be bellator.

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  • Mike O

    Posted at 22:02 on July 10th 2013

    I disagree. The UFC pushed its brand and took risks when no one else would. Put money on the line when no one else would. It's at the top of the MMA world because of its approach to business. Granted the fighters are now a large part of that, but if the UFC didn't push the envelope when it did, they would never had had the opportunity to be a part of it in the first place. Anderson didn't lose because he wanted to, he lost because he got careless. it was HER FATHER who wasn't giving martial arts the proper respect. Damn Right, Every single person that talks shit on the UFC, watch it every chance they get, If you dislike UFC so much, stop watching it.

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  • VIshal

    Posted at 01:56 on July 11th 2013

    This kid has no idea how the world works. If not for UFC her father still be a talented fighter, but a very poor talented fighter barely scraping by in jungle fight.

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