Anderson Silva explains draw and clarifies fight rules against Chael Sonnen: 'It wasn't worth a knockout'

Duel between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at Spaten Fight Night ended in a draw and was criticized by fans

Anderson Silva facing off against Chael Sonnen. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Anderson Silva in face with Chael Sonnen. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Last Saturday (17), Anderson Silva entered a ring for the last time on Brazilian soil to face his old rival Chael Sonnen in a boxing match at Spaten Fight Night, in São Paulo. The high expectations, however, turned into disappointment for most of the fans, who complained about the fighters' lack of aggressiveness and were confused when, at the end of five rounds, a draw was declared despite the 'Spider's' dominance throughout the entire match. fight.

In an interview with the press present at the event, including the SUPER FIGHTS, after the fight, Anderson Silva clarified some rules and revealed that, as it was an exhibition fight, knockouts were prohibited.

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“It was an exhibition fight. So, as an exhibition fight, it wasn't worth a knockout. It was a fight that had no result. But I think we put on a good show. People will always expect a lot of things. It was amazing. It was more than I expected”, celebrated 'Spider'.

Besides, Anderson Silva assured that the farewell on Brazilian soil is not a definitive farewell to martial arts. The 'Spider' revealed that he has advanced negotiations for a professional boxing fight in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

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“I'm going to have a fight in Dubai. It's not showing. It's not my last fight, I'll keep fighting. There's no date yet, but it will be in boxing. I can't say the rival because the contract is confidential. It’s not someone I’ve ever fought and it’s another big challenge in my life,” he said.

 

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