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Watch UFC 112 Post-Fight Press Conference

Just in case you missed it, FiveOuncesofPain.com has teamed up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to bring you the post-fight press conference that took place following UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 112 was a memorable affair due to a puzzling performance in a succesful title defense over Demian Maia for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, along with a stunning unanimous decision victory over B.J. Penn that crowned Franikie Edgar the new UFC lightweight champion.

You can select the UFC 112 post-fight press conference in the media player below:

25 COMMENTS
  • bigbadjohn says:

    …and people think Brock is a disrespectful champion. Dana vowed to pay the fans back, so throw Anderson in the cage with Cain, he’ll bring the pressure. Besides Anderson said he wanted a heavyweight contender before he’d fight Lesnar, may as well be a lion like Velasquez

  • crane_style says:

    I can’t believe Silva is talking about Maia disrespecting him. Didn’t he say the came crap after (sort of) fighting Leites? After this last fight I don’t think Silva could spell respect, let alone understand it.

    Newsflash to Anderson Silva: Just because you are the champ, doesn’t mean the challenger has to fight your fight.

    It’s your job to impose your will, not flap your hands in the air like a chicken when the guy who’s front leg you just destroyed doesn’t come running into your punches.

    I vote for a new rule, named after Silva. Either hand out yellow and red cards for avoiding engaging your opponent, or stricter rules where points are deducted.

  • king mah mah says:

    I like Dana’s idea of putting Anderson on the undercard. Because I will NEVER pay for another event where he is in the main event. That was the most ridiculous spectacle I’ve ever seen! Anderson gets the jackass of the year award. No excuse for what he did in the octogon, none, period!

  • bigbadjohn says:

    Wow. for the first time im surprised that Mah Mah got thumbs down for a comment. who can defend Silva after ANOTHER bogus performance

  • Anoiselikethunder says:

    I fully agree with the yellow and red card warnings. It’s sad to say but it should be instituted after what silva pulled in there.

  • king mah mah says:

    @bigbadjohn- Thanks for the half-assed compliment! LOL

    But for real, how could you possibly defend Anderson’s actions? You can’t! If you gave me a thumbs down then you are defending what Anderson did. And that’s just ridiculous! Shame on you!

  • Davey D says:

    I am all for the use of yellow cards in the UFC. If a Fighter is not performing to the expectations the Offical, they should be allowed the use of a monetary plenty such as a 10% purse deduction each offense. After two yellow cards, the Ref can issue a final red card that deducts 2 points for the current round being contested in if needed. That should slove an issue like Silva vs. Maia/Leites from ever happening again. The Cote fight is almost along those lines but never made past 3 rounds offically.

  • Davey D says:

    I am all for the use of yellow cards in the UFC. If a Fighter is not performing to the expectations the Offical, they should be allowed the use of a monetary plenty such as a 10% purse deduction each offense. After two yellow cards, the Ref can issue a final red card that deducts 2 points for the current round being contested in if needed. That should slove an issue like Silva vs. Maia/Leites from ever happening again. The Cote fight is almost along those lines but never made it past 3 rounds offically.

  • Davey D says:

    Edit, penalty…Sorry for the double post. 1st time posting from my phone.

  • thomaswhigham says:

    I actually really liked this fight. To be the champ you have to beat the champ. I don’t feel like there is any impetus to knock out the opponent. It’s not like the object is to knock the person out, it’s to win. Silva secured the win with minimal damage and did some of the most amazing and interesting and exciting striking I’ve seen, and it will be fun to watch him try and pull that shit vs Vitor. People that hate on silva’s performance believe that the knockout is pre-ordained if he wanted it, and if silva was bloodthirsty enough he would have gone for it. But I think in watching the fight he had won three rounds clearly, and knew that dam. could only win by finishing the fight from then on, so he changed his game plan from dealing damage to coasting. I don’t really have a problem with that. If the challenger doesn’t want him coasting, then do something to stop him. I don’t believe silva is there to “fight” so much as to win fights, and the subtle distinction between the two, that highly nuanced difference, is ironically enough a huge gap in what makes most fans watch and enjoy paying for a fight. Everyone hated the Thales fight but I was floored and impressed and I continue to be in awe of silva. I don’t think a knockout proves anything more than his first three rounds proved. If anything its superflous. Once the fight was won, the only way he could lose was to be knocked out. And if Maia was going to knock him out, Silva would be able to counter punch and exchange, which is what he wanted from the begining. Long rant short: at one point maia raised his arms like come on, fight me, punch me, and anderson raised his arms like come on, fight me, i’m gonna win if you don’t, you should be trying to hurt me. again, the real problem with silva isn’t his fights, which are amazing, it’s that people pay to see them.

  • danw84 says:

    Silva gets so angry when someone won’t stand and bang with him. Go fucking fight in K1 then Silva.

    Everyone knows he’s the best striker in the game, WHY would anyone want to all out engage that?

    My opinion? Silva is a pussy. He wants people to do nothing but walk into his striking. Is he so tough? How about laying on his back and letting Maia have a crack at him there. Shit, Silva is so badass and tough he thinks he can handle anyone anywhere, how about showing off his ground game too?

    Fuck Silva.

  • crane_style says:

    I actually really liked this fight.To be the champ you have to beat the champ.I don’t feel like there is any impetus to knock out the opponent.It’s not like the object is to knock the person out, it’s to win.Silva secured the win with minimal damage and did some of the most amazing and interesting and exciting striking I’ve seen, and it will be fun to watch him try and pull that shit vs Vitor.People that hate on silva’s performance believe that the knockout is pre-ordained if he wanted it, and if silva was bloodthirsty enough he would have gone for it.But I think in watching the fight he had won three rounds clearly, and knew that dam. could only win by finishing the fight from then on, so he changed his game plan from dealing damage to coasting. I don’t really have a problem with that.If the challenger doesn’t want him coasting, then do something to stop him.I don’t believe silva is there to “fight” so much as to win fights, and the subtle distinction between the two, that highly nuanced difference, is ironically enough a huge gap in what makes most fans watch and enjoy paying for a fight.Everyone hated the Thales fight but I was floored and impressed and I continue to be in awe of silva.I don’t think a knockout proves anything more than his first three rounds proved.If anything its superflous.Once the fight was won, the only way he could lose was to be knocked out.And if Maia was going to knock him out, Silva would be able to counter punch and exchange, which is what he wanted from the begining.Long rant short: at one point maia raised his arms like come on, fight me, punch me, and anderson raised his arms like come on, fight me, i’m gonna win if you don’t, you should be trying to hurt me. again, the real problem with silva isn’t his fights, which are amazing, it’s that people pay to see them.  

    It’s nothing to do with knocking any one out. There’s a big difference between what Silva did, and out pointing someone, which Frankie Edgar did, or taking the fight to a position where your opponent is at a clear disadvantage, which GSP did against Hardy.

    The problem is Silva stopped fighting. He kept on hammering on Maia’s front leg until he couldn’t move, and then just kept running from him. If he wanted to finish the fight, he could have kept on working on that leg, like Hughes did to Gracie, until the guy can’t stand on it anymore.

    But Silva didn’t even do that. The fight is scored on striking (Silva wins 4-1), grappling (there was none) octagon control (Maia wins 3-2 for being the one going forward) and aggression (Maia wins 3-2). On top of that, I would have taken at least a point away from Silva in the 4th and 5th rounds for refusing to engage Maia.

    Silva doesn’t deserve to wear the belt. After that display, if I was Dana White, I would do everything I could to get rid of a fighter who, despite being gifted, is mentally no longer up to defending his title.

    Not to mention a dead weight for any future PPV broadcasts.

  • Spoken says:

    so why is no one adressing the fact that maia/leites refused to contribute to the fight just like silva? if lunging 2 punch combos and weak single leg takedowns from way outside are your idea of a game plan against silva, dont bother getting in the ring. if you intend on falling on your back and expecting silva to crawl into your guard, get out of the sport. maia had to know he was losing that fight when his face was all messed up and silva was still dancing around and he throws one flurry and a horrible takedown attempt in the fifth? look, if you cant bring the fight to the champ, then you cant win the belt. silva countered everything maia and leites had to the point that they had nothing left but desperation and pipe dreams. if you can counter every single attempt from an opponent and take 0 damage, the fight is yours. and you all say him not wanting to get himself hurt or hurt his opponent unnecessarily is didrespectful? i hated the fight. i almost fell asleep. but thats a part of the sport. some fights wont be entertaining. your all blaming the wrong person though.

  • Rece Rock says:

    I’d like to see some suggestions on how dw & co. Make it up to the fans…

  • k-class says:

    Seriously, im not backing Silva’s tactics, but what did he actually do wrong?? Nothing. Sure he was a bit disrespectful, he was capable of finishing a fight but didnt, he didnt give Dana the bloodshow that he wanted to sell the Arabs, but he showed once again that unless your gameplan matches your skills, you cant stop him, why should he get on his back and prove himself on the ground, if no-one can get him there then thats there problem, not his. If i was Silva i would be asking for better opponents instead of the dross he is being handed right now, maybe the yellow and red cards should go the UFC and not the fighters, Silva didnt ask to fight Maia, Maia had his big chance and blew it, he could have trained harder, he could have been better, yellow card to him to then??? Big Dan could have warned Silva before there was 48 seconds left on the clock, yellow card to him to?? All the above suggestions should have been thought out years ago by the organisers, yellow card there as well??? Seriously, the guys a genius, and he doesnt want to show it off destroying nobodies that dont train hard enough or deserve to fight him, i can see him ripping every division apart, and even if he doesnt, good on him for trying if he does.

  • Dufresne says:

    so why is no one adressing the fact that maia/leites refused to contribute to the fight just like silva? if lunging 2 punch combos and weak single leg takedowns from way outside are your idea of a game plan against silva, dont bother getting in the ring. if you intend on falling on your back and expecting silva to crawl into your guard, get out of the sport. maia had to know he was losing that fight when his face was all messed up and silva was still dancing around and he throws one flurry and a horrible takedown attempt in the fifth? look, if you cant bring the fight to the champ, then you cant win the belt. silva countered everything maia and leites had to the point that they had nothing left but desperation and pipe dreams. if you can counter every single attempt from an opponent and take 0 damage, the fight is yours. and you all say him not wanting to get himself hurt or hurt his opponent unnecessarily is didrespectful? i hated the fight. i almost fell asleep. but thats a part of the sport. some fights wont be entertaining. your all blaming the wrong person though.  

    While I completely agree about Leites not wanting to engage, I also 100% disagree about Maia avoiding the fight. Maia kept coming forward, kept throwing punches, hell he even threw a head kick at on point. Maia did the best he could to get close to Silva even after taking a beating, but Anderson kept dancing away. In the Leites fight it was Anderson that kept pressing forward and Leites that kept falling on his back instead of engaging. Yeah, both of Anderson’s worst fights were against BJJ experts, but they were 180 degrees opposite of each other.

  • Kuch says:

    The fact that Dana still acts surprised after Silva did the same thing to Cote and Leites is laughable. Booking Maia to fight Silva was just lazy matchmaking.

    Dana threatens to put Silva on the prelims, but the truth is his last few opponents went from the prelims to their title fight, so what would be the difference?

    Pit the guy against some real competition. Blaming Silva is just letting Joe Silva and Dana White off the hook when they clearly don’t care about the Middleweight division.

    Dana is only upset because Silva was able to stick it to him in front of his new Emirati business partners.

  • I actually really liked this fight.To be the champ you have to beat the champ.I don’t feel like there is any impetus to knock out the opponent.It’s not like the object is to knock the person out, it’s to win.Silva secured the win with minimal damage and did some of the most amazing and interesting and exciting striking I’ve seen, and it will be fun to watch him try and pull that shit vs Vitor.People that hate on silva’s performance believe that the knockout is pre-ordained if he wanted it, and if silva was bloodthirsty enough he would have gone for it.But I think in watching the fight he had won three rounds clearly, and knew that dam. could only win by finishing the fight from then on, so he changed his game plan from dealing damage to coasting. I don’t really have a problem with that.If the challenger doesn’t want him coasting, then do something to stop him.I don’t believe silva is there to “fight” so much as to win fights, and the subtle distinction between the two, that highly nuanced difference, is ironically enough a huge gap in what makes most fans watch and enjoy paying for a fight.Everyone hated the Thales fight but I was floored and impressed and I continue to be in awe of silva.I don’t think a knockout proves anything more than his first three rounds proved.If anything its superflous.Once the fight was won, the only way he could lose was to be knocked out.And if Maia was going to knock him out, Silva would be able to counter punch and exchange, which is what he wanted from the begining.Long rant short: at one point maia raised his arms like come on, fight me, punch me, and anderson raised his arms like come on, fight me, i’m gonna win if you don’t, you should be trying to hurt me. again, the real problem with silva isn’t his fights, which are amazing, it’s that people pay to see them.  

    I agree. Damian has already been knocked out b4. Damian had no right being in the ring with Anderson. The only reason he got a shot is because the 185lb division is thin. Anderson confused Damian much that all he could do is look at Anderson for most of the which is not the way to get a belt. I think Anderson is asking for more talent in the 185lb bracket and was clowning on Dana as much a Damian just standing in front of his being a punching bag..that is not fun for any fighter that respects other fighter. Same with the thales lietes fight. I feel I learned something from Anderson Silva in both fights. . . How to be comfortable in the ring and take what you get. Damian did non of that until the end and Anderson gave Damian props. To bad it took till the end of the fight for Damian to open up.

    Bottom line is that Damian did nothing until the very end to try and take the belt or even earn the belt. I am with Anderson on this. I enjoyed the fight and BEG other fighters to press Anderson and out maneuver him not just stand around and wait for the one moment to use that big overhand right or the World Class Jiu Jitsu game of theirs. Better be well rounded when you fight Anderson Silva.

  • While I completely agree about Leites not wanting to engage, I also 100% disagree about Maia avoiding the fight. Maia kept coming forward, kept throwing punches, hell he even threw a head kick at on point. Maia did the best he could to get close to Silva even after taking a beating, but Anderson kept dancing away. In the Leites fight it was Anderson that kept pressing forward and Leites that kept falling on his back instead of engaging. Yeah, both of Anderson’s worst fights were against BJJ experts, but they were 180 degrees opposite of each other.  

    Dufrense, Damian was getting Dominated from the very begging, just letting himself get kicked and punched waiting to go to the ground. He didn’t press the action until end of the fight when he didn’t have a chance. Damian had a swollen eye and messed up legs by that point, he waited far to long.

    I don’t know how many guys in here train, spar and fight or have done but I know that when I have been in the ring or at practice I don’t let myself be a punching bag, If am am out classed then I go for the gusto and just let it all hang out. At least it will end early for me by way of TKO, KO or Submission instead of taking to much punishment.

  • Spoken says:

    dufresne, i will agree that maia for sure engaged more than leites and at least he did try a few times to get in. but fightfan put it well, he got beat up for 3 rounds trying to get inside but couldnt do it. after that he just kind of looked at silva for a while. finally in the 5th he did a ‘too little too late’ flurry and takedown attempt which silva shrugged off. i just cant put all the blame on silva because he didnt destroy an obviously outclassed opponent. it was essentially a complete mismatch of talent and silva did a good job of making that totally unmistakeable. its not like he ran away like kaleb starnes. he moved around the ring much like frankie edgar did for most of the bj fight.

  • thomaswhigham says:

    It’s like I said above. By that point the knockout was superfluous. And I wasn’t saying that Thales and D.Ma fights were the same. This one was better. I was simply pointing out that people did not like that fight and I did, and I also liked this one. The perception of greatness and dominance has made people feel like they own Silva’s autonomy. It has made people resent him. Like I said, the problem with Silva is not how he fights, it’s that people are paying to see something he is only partly interested in. That is the disconnect. I also noticed that by the end of the fight the boos put a pained look on Silva’s face, meaning he appeared to actually feel bad about the crowd reaction.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Rece Rock-this is how the brass at UFC make it up to the fans-Put Anderson Silva on the next Fight Night against Vitor Belfort, backed by Roy Nelson vs. James Toney-Gomi vs. Penn and Thiago Silva vs Luis Cane

  • Niv says:

    I have been a Silva fan for years going back to Pride and beyond. Having said that, I think the guys trying to defend him here are off base.

    I’m not upset that Silva didn’t finish Maia at all, I’m pissed with the show boating that leads to nothing and the lack of willingness to fight, plain and simple.

    The guy is actually drinking his own cool-aid and is thinking he’s even better than he is. He thinks he just has to show up, throw the hurt on for a few moments and pack it in, this last fight was a disgrace pure and simple.

    I’m also getting very tired of what is now becoming a very insincere gesture of bowing to his opponent after disrespecting him and the entire audience for almost five rounds. Maia looked at him in disbelief when he bowed in front of him after the fight, that was the icing on the cake for me.

    Silva appears to have developed a God complex from what I can tell. He needs to do his job and get out of there plain and simple.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Silva is a conceited bastard-plain and simple-other than that-he is still a terrific MMA fighter-If I was Dana White and was serious about making his dumb ass make it up to the hardcore fans-Then do Anderson Silva against Cain Velasquez-epic fight-win or lose-his ass would be bruised

  • Spoken says:

    I actually think that silva believes he fought well against maia. I think he as a fighter places more weight on showing superiority over an opponent and not as much on knocking them out or submitting them. i cant really blame him for that. He did beat demian up for the first 3 rounds, whether you acknowledge it or not. The last two rounds, neither fighter engaged because it was clear who the superior man was. I think he apologized to the fans because he knew they were disappointed (pretty obvious with the boos) but got defensive at the press conference when people were criticizing his abilities and willingness to fight. In the end, i think he is just a respectful but extremely confident fighter who felt backed into a corner by the ufc and the media criticisms for what he truly felt was a dominant performance. the bowing to demian and the crowd before and after the fight , imo, was not hypocritical at all. i think, like thomaswhigham, that his priorities are not in line with the ufc or the general public and he doesnt fully understand the disappointment in him.

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