Morning Report: Dana White replies to Anderson Silva, “I don’t know from where this is coming.”


Dana White is perplexed by Anderson Silva’s recent comments about the UFC.

This past week, one-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva blasted the UFC over the treatment he received from them at the end of his career, saying that the organization tries “to use you and then kick you out.” He also said that he felt specifically disrespected by UFC President Dana White who Silva claimed talked “a lot of s*** about me.” And White has absolutely no idea where any of this is coming from.

“Anderson Silva, what the f*** is Anderson Silva talking about?” White said at the UFC 274 post-fight press conference. White said at the UFC 393 Post-fight press conference. Never. Anderson Silva has never been a bad person to me. We let him fight through his contract. He lost seven or eight of his nine last fights. I treated him with — “I don’t understand where this is coming from,” and then tried to stop him from making money. I said, ‘Jake Paul is looking to fight somebody, fight Anderson Silva, that guy’s out there, he’s available, he’s 47 years old.’ It’s baffling to me.”

Silva’s problems appear to be related to his UFC tenure, during which he felt that the UFC was forcing him to quit. Following his final fight with the UFC in 2020, a TKO loss to Uriah Hall, White even said that he regretted giving Silva that final fight and only did so because it was to be Silva’s last. Silva, of course, has not stopped competing but has transitioned successfully to the world of professional boxing. And while Silva may have taken those comments negatively, White maintains that the only time he ever spoke ill of “The Spider” was his fight against Demian Maia at UFC 112, which he lambasted as embarrassing at the time.

“Been a long time,” White said when asked the last time he spoke with Silva. “His son hits me up and wants to come to fights, absolutely. This is his house, if he ever wants — that came out of left field and makes absolutely no sense to me. You guys may not have noticed that I said something negative about Anderson Silva after the fight .”



Results. Charles Oliveira submitted Justin Gaethje in the first round, Carla Esparza crowned new champion at UFC 274.

Results. Kayla Harrison wins lopsided decision at PFL 3.

Results. Ryan Bader retains title with workmanlike decision at Bellator 280.

Boxing. Dmitry Bivol outworks Canelo Alvarez to score massive upset.

Hall of Fame. Daniel Cormier announced for 2022 UFC Hall of Fame.

It takes two. Rose Namajunas believes she should have won at UFC 274: ‘I don’t see how you become the champion like that’.

To not tango. Carla Esparza rematch with Rose Namajunas: “It is hard to fight somebody that doesn’t wish to fight”.

Lightweight. Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Dana White ‘you have no other choice’ but to make Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira next.


UFC 274 Post Show.

UFC 274 Post-Fight Press Conference.

PFL 3 highlights.

UFC 275 trailer.

Daniel Cormier on his Hall of Fame induction.

Israel Adesanya reacting to UFC 274.

Alexander Volkanovki, Action Bronson.


On To The Next One. Matches to make following UFC 274.



Call out.

Conor McGregor.

Nate Diaz.

Dustin Poirier.

Tony Ferguson.

Michael Chandler.

Khamzat Chimaev.


Israel Adesanya (22-1) vs. Jared Cannonier (15-5); UFC 276, July 2.

Luke Rockhold (16-5) vs. Paulo Costa (13-2); UFC 277, July 30.


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