Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva just got out of the UFC 168: Weidman Vs SIlva II press tour that hit seven cities in 7 days. On the last day in Brazil, days before his UFC 168 training camp began, Silva was asked if he would ever fight Lyoto Machida. There was little chance of this ever happening before because Machida had always fought in the light heavyweight division, but now Machida is set to make his middleweight debut in Manchester. UFC President Dana White seems convinced that he could get Silva to take the fight, but Silva went as far as to say that he would rather walk away from the sport than fight his brother for money.
Silva told the media:
“I’ve already said it, and I’ll say it again: Lyoto and myself, we are brothers. Jacare and myself, we are friends, camp friends. We have a code of honor amongst ourselves, which is that we don’t fight against ourselves, regardless of wins or losses, money, fame or not. So, I would give up fighting, if necessary, if I had to fight against Lyoto.”
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