Anderson Silva doesn’t like the UFC blocking Georges St-Pierre from getting the chance to box Oscar De La Hoya.
According to recent reports which both St-Pierre and De La Hoya confirmed, the two legends agreed to box one another. However, it was recently revealed the UFC blocked the Canadian from the boxing match. Silva says that it doesn’t make sense why the Las Vegas-based promotion would block him.
“I think it doesn’t make sense, especially because Georges did a lot for the sport, especially for UFC,” Silva told MMA Junkie during a Wednesday media event. “Why you hold the guy? This makes no sense.”
Why Silva doesn’t like what the UFC is doing due to the fact they released him so he could pursue other ventures. They also allowed Ben Askren to box Jake Paul, so Silva doesn’t like the double standards.
“Georges is a fighter,” Silva said. “You can’t hold a fighter. It’s the same if you take the lion in the jungle and put him inside a cage. The lion is going to die. You can’t do that. Nobody can do that. This makes no sense. This is terrible, terrible – completely terrible.”
Ultimately, Anderson Silva believes Georges St-Pierre has done enough to get out of his contract for one boxing fight to fight his idol. Yet, unfortunately, Dana White and the UFC will not allow him to box De La Hoya.
“First of all, I think when you do your job, especially fight in the level me and Georges do it, you need to respect,” Silva said. “Georges worked hard to make a lot of things for UFC. It makes no sense, Dana White holding Georges St-Pierre. I have my personal opinion about Dana, and I’m not anymore in UFC. I don’t like to talk about UFC because everything I do inside UFC is done for me. I do my best, I put in my heart in the company, but now it’s a page in my life that’s done.”
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Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime