â€œBelieve me, Iâ€™ll answer the questions of what a disgrace the main event was. To end it the way that we did was an embarrassment for me, the UFC, the Fertittas and the UAE. If youâ€™re that talented, be Mike Tyson. Go in there and finish.â€
How does Dana compare this performance to his fight with Thales Leites,
â€œThis one took the cake. Iâ€™m blown away, disgusted and saddened. I donâ€™t want to see GSP vs. Silva after tonight. Silva might be the first champion fighting on a prelim card. I donâ€™t want to see that sh*t. I wouldnâ€™t come here [press conference] if I was him.â€
Anderson Silva might be the most truly gifted fighter in the world, but his most recent performances (Maia, Leites and Cote) have left fans disappointed. Will Dana’s criticism, boos from the fans and even referee Dan Miragliotta stopping the fight to give Silva a verbal lashing, enough for Anderson to realize that cage antics and talent don’t make you a true champion.