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Anderson Silva Says Fighting on UFC 212 Card’s “Not Going to Happen”

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC 212

Anderson Silva made it very clear that he really wants to fight at UFC 212 next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the former middleweight champ’s announced it’s not going to happen.

As you likely know, Silva was supposed to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the June 3rd event. But, Gastelum was removed from the card as a result of a USADA flag for marijuana metabolites. Silva was hoping the UFC would find him a new opponent, and he campaigned for a fight with Yoel Romero.

But, while doing a live stream talk for UOL recently, Silva announced this (quote via MMA Junkie):

“I really wanted to fight in Brazil, my country, but it’s not going to happen,” Silva said. “I want to apologize for this. I really wanted to fight here, but it didn’t happen. I think I was hurt in this, but that’s it.”

It will be interesting to see what comes next for the legendary fighter.

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