Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva competed at UFC 237, suffering a first round TKO loss to Jared Cannonier.
Silva, who has now won just one of his last eight in the UFC, has issued the following statement on the defeat via Instagram
Here is a translation of what Silva:
“Until the limit. Pain is your friend. It shows you are not dead yet. They say that great symbols become great targets, perhaps. But the most important thing is to not victimize yourself. If you fell, get up. If it’s broken, fix it. No giving up or thinking that you can’t because you lost a battle. There is one saying, I will go until the end and the more they pressure me, the more I will want to go until the end. There’s nothing wild that feels sorry for itself. An old lion surrounded by hungry hienas, crazy to devour him and he still fights to the death without ever feeling sorry for himself. And it won’t be different with me. Strength and honor.”
The fighter did suffer a knee injury as a result of the leg kicks landed by Cannonier, but the extent of the injury isn’t known at this time.