Brunson faced the 41 year-old legend in the co-headliner of UFC 208, and the bout was awarded to Silva with scores of 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27. The decision immediately sparked outcry online, as the most folks had Brunson winning the bout. There were some, like Kenny Florian and Miesha Tate for example, who believed Silva did enough to win. But the 30-27 score in particular, sparked outrage and likely dropped countless jaws.
Well, evidently Brunson’s been hearing from fans who’ve been telling him to accept the defeat and move on, and the wrestler clearly isn’t a fan of that idea. Recently Brunson posted a lengthy statement on Facebook, and here is just some of what he had to say:
To those who say move on. Leave your house unlocked and let someone come in and take whatever they want. Don’t file a police report, move on cause it happened. Don’t be a poor sport, people get robbed all the time. One more let your wife or gf have an affair, suck it up the same day cry baby it happens, stop bringing it up move it. I think you got my point by now. Fighting Anderson Silva was a signature and career defining moment that was stolen from me. I watched the fight twice today with a group of people. We scored the fight giving myself only the solid strikes I landed. We gave Anderson the strikes landed and the punches it look like he landed.
Brunson also took issue with people who have reminding him, like Dana White did, not to let fights go to the judges. Brunson argued that’s “what judges are for”, “otherwise make it a fight to finish or someone quits”. The middleweight also said he’s done talking about the loss…
It will be interesting to see who Brunson faces next. Officially, he’s lost two straight, as he was coming off a stoppage defeat to Robert Whittaker.