Anderson Silva Addresses Controversy Regarding Leandro Lo’s Death: “I’d Never Defend A Murderer”

Anderson Silva Addresses Controversy Regarding Leandro Lo’s Death: “I’d Never Defend A Murderer”

Anderson Silva, former UFC middleweight champion, has decided to speak to Brazilian media – in order to explain why his name has been brought up in legal proceedings regarding Leandro Lo’s death.

Henrique Velozo, who is accused of murdering Lo, has been granted the right by the court to continue receiving his military police salary.
And, in a since deleted post on Instagram, Velozo’s lawyer – Claudio Dalledone – shared a video where Anderson Silva is seemingly showing support for the lawyer.

Even though the video has been deleted, Bloody Elbow has obtained a transcription of what Silva seemingly said:

If you need anything, you know I’m always here. Friendship is above all. I’m loyal to you.

After all these years, you know this is eternal. Not just me, but Vidal too. You know we like you very much.
We’ll always support you so you can keep on delivering justice with in a serious way.

There are two sides to a coin. Both of them must be analyzed and you’re not the one to decide. Most of the time it’s the jury who decides and the evidence is there so that the jury can and the judges can make the right decisions.

I’m a big admirer. You’re a great professional. A great friend. I like your whole family very much.
I wish you luck in everything you do and you can always count on me.

However, Silva called this video misleading and said that it was edited.

Despite admitting that he’s friends with Dalledone, Anderson emphasized that he’d never support a murderer:

I am good friends with Dr. Claudio (Dalledone), we trained together and I even used to call him “Master Claudio Dalledone”.
He became a great lawyer, I have a great affection for him, but I don’t know in what context he ended up using this video.

On several occasions, he asked me for something (video), but in this situation with Leandro, there’s nothing to talk about.
I would never defend the guy who murdered Leandro Lo.

Leandro was cowardly murdered by a coward.

I have a very good relationship with a lot of people, people keep asking me for a video and, sometimes, I end up not doing it, because the person takes the video and edits it, using it for their own benefit.
From what I’ve seen, this video has been edited.

I would never defend a guy who killed someone in the [fighting] community.