By looking at Thiago Silva’s post UFC Fight Night 29 record, one would likely conclude he’s rebounded pretty well from the decision loss he suffered versus Alexander Gustafsson in 2012, as the feared striker has gone undefeated in three straight. Silva did see his come from behind win over Stanislav Nedkov overturned to a no-contest (for testing positive for marijuana), but since then he’s added a KO win over Rafael Cavalcante and now on Wednesday, a UD victory over Matt Hamill.
That said, Silva missed weight heading into UFC FN 29, and definitely looked out of shape during his bout with Hamill. If Silva had been at his best, he should have been able to finish Hamill, who looked battered and beaten as the fight neared it’s end. So what did the 30 year-old Silva think about his performance? While speaking after the card, here is some of what the Blackzilians’ fighter had to say (comments via MMA Junkie.com):
“I think it was a bad fight,” Silva said. “I had a bad weight cut, which was my own fault. I disappointed the UFC, but I’ll make up for it.”
“I had many chances to knock him out, but I gassed out,” Silva said. “It was a bad fight even though I won.
“He takes punches well, but I feel I could have finished it and just didn’t have the energy. I am not pleased at all.”
Fair enough. Oh, and if you missed it, Silva’s waistline didn’t get by UFC President Dana White, who tweeted a pic of some delicious looking Ben and Jerry’s ice cream with the caption: “Thiago Silva is on the Dana White diet and workout plan”.
It will be interesting to see who the UFC taps for Silva next, and how he performs in the bout. Stay tuned to MMA Frenzy.com for all your UFC news.