The dust from UFC 208 is still settling yet Derek Brunson is confident enough to speak out about the injustice he perceived.
This was Silva’s first victory in quite a while – a surprising unanimous decision. The entire fight was quite upbeat and they both had their moments however the consensus was that Brunson had done enough to win.
“Sometimes the fans listen to the analysts covering or the media, people need to be respectful of what’s going on,” he told Ariel Helwani. “We took this fight on short notice. Anderson was in great shape. I’ve seen Anderson had a six-pack, I haven’t seen him in a six-pack ever. So I think he was in really good shape. I was not. I had to push my cardio, change my diet, do a lot of things to get in shape against this guy who is a phenomenal striker.”
“This guy [Silva], you come in stepping on a lazy jab, he’s going to counter you and put you out of the fight,” he said. “That’s what he’s done over and over his whole career.
“There’s no way he won that fight,” he said. “I heard fans say, ‘he’s an older guy, you didn’t do much, or you should have pushed more.’ I’m like, come on guys, look, watch the fight. Score the fight as it should be. People are like, ‘oh, he defended the takedowns,’ you don’t get points for defending takedowns.“The first round, 39-8. I hit 39 times. He hit me eight times. I probably hit him with 12 uppercuts out of the clinch, where he normally puts guys away in the Muay Thai clinch. Silva’s nasty in the Muay Thai clinch. In the third round I outscored him 31-18. In the first and the third, I had takedowns. You tell me who win it.”