While many fans in Montreal were not happy with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s performance during his five-round unanimous decision victory over Thales Leites this past Saturday, there are questions whether a post-fight apology was really made.
During a translation of Silva’s answers during his post-fight victory speech, manager/translator Ed Soares issued an apology to the soldout crowd at the Bell Centre.
However, according to a new article by Ariel Shnerer of The Fight Network, Soares’ translation was not an accurate portrayal of Silva’s true feelings.
“I did well in the fight,” Silva is quoted as saying in The Fight Network’s Portuguese translation. “I can’t always make you happy.”
According to Shnerer, Silva’s response to the fans in Montreal continued.
“Not everyone understands what they are watching,” The Fight Network claims Silva stated. “But hey, you guys can boo if you want. You are paying my salary.”