Anderson Silva Fined $50,000 After Failing to Show for UFC 162 Media Day

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that middleweight champion, Anderson Silva has been fined $50,000 for failing to show for the UFC 162 media day in Los Angeles, California which included several tv spots and a media luncheon in Burbank, CA.

White, speaking via USA Today, said:

“We had a full media day set up for him in Los Angeles, and he decided he didn’t want to do it, so he’s being fined $50,000. He doesn’t like talking to the media, but it’s part of his contractual obligation. Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not.”

Silva, speaking via Vegas.com, said:

“I never missed any commitment with the UFC. I would never book a trip to Brazil if I knew I should be in Los Angeles. Everybody knows that I always block my media schedule to dedicate myself to the training sessions, because it’s my priority. I’m an athlete and my focus will always be to train and be prepared for the challenges.”

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