Anderson Silva’s Manager is in Denial

Anderson Silva’s Manager is in Denial

Denial” is a psychological defense mechanism where the mind refuses, for whatever reason, to accept reality and instead hold fantasy as truth. Examples include someone refusing to believe that their wife is cheating on them despite clear evidence that she is, or someone holding on to the belief that everything is okay at work while refusing to acknowledge the blatant signs that they’re about to be fired (i.e., their access has been turned off, and their desk and personal effects have been moved out to the parking lot). Another example of denial is Brazilian legend Anderson Silva’s statements that UFC middleweight champ did not actually defeat him – a skewed version of facts that is now being perpetuated by Silva’s manager, Ed Soares.

“Hats off to Chris Weidman, he beat Anderson Silva twice,” said Soares in an interview with The Hollywood MMA Show. “He won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight.”

If it’s hard to wrap your head around the notion that someone being carted out of the Octagon with a broken leg, screaming in pain, is not “beaten”, well, don’t worry, you’re not alone. No rational person would see that situation as anything else but one fighter beaten by another. But hey, we’re not the ones living in denial, are we?

4 COMMENTS
  • hindsightufuk says:

    Not sure I like the tone of some of these new reports. Maybe try to keep your opinions out of them so much. And remember your opinion is just that, not fact. You seem to be dragging a sherdog mentality into these reports, best place for them is, well, sherdog

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I get the same feeling hindsight

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  • Niv says:

    Well maybe the article can be written with a little more sophistication, but the meat of the story still rings true.

    Silva’s remarks are being echoed by a lot of fans and I think it takes away from Chris Weidman’s achievements.

    The facts are what they are, these guys had two fights, both fights ended in the second round, and Silva never won a single round in either fight. Silva, Soares and some fans can deny it all they want but Weidman is the MW Champion and he earned his wins.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    i do agree with you Niv, but at the same time it was still an injury that ended the second fight.
    Chris can claim he learnt that kick check and used it perfectly but we all know it’s bollocks, it was a freak accident. he was however winning and i fancy he would have won, by stoppage, at some point. unfortunately we’ll never know

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