There was a time when ace martial arts champion Anderson Silva declared that he would never combat with Ronaldo Souza, Lyoto Machida or anyone else who’s a friend or a teammate from UFC. But somehow, that now is a thing of the past.
An ex middleweight champion from UFC, Anderson Silva and Jacare used to train together in Rio de Janeiro at the X Gym while the former used to train with Machida in Los Angeles at Black House. He added that regardless of the kind of relation he shares with these two he will never force them to receive the code of honor offered by Team Nogueira.
Silva commented to a popular TV channel that he will never fight his teammates; however it is not a mutual thing. While they are at Nogueira, things are taken very seriously about these issues, however, neither Jacare nor Lyoto are from the Team, hence that hold no value at all. They have reported it multiple times in different interviews that they will definitely fight Anderson, hence there should be no exception in his case.
While interviewed recently, Silva commented that he doesn’t see himself fighting and winning once more in 2014 and might not compete for the title at all. However, he seems to have changed his mind with a couple of days, when he declared that he will be competing for the title.
Anderson added that until he will be ready again to combat for the title, many things might crop up. He proudly stated that this is one title that nobody could maintain for such a long time besides him and seems confident that he will be able to do so once more.
Silva said that he feels bad that Victor Belfort, being such an amazing fighter won’t be fighting this year.