Here’s your Brazilian cultural lesson for today: If you call someone a ‘Mamma’s Boy’, you better back it up by dancing around for the next 10 minutes. That’s the only way your insult can fully be realized. In Brazil, all personal and family insults are accompanied with a dance number. That’s how carnival gets started every year, two dudes slinging ‘Yo Mamma’ jokes until eventually an entire parade barrels through the town complete with chicks rocking peacock feathers and large golden hats. In this interview with Graciemag International, Demian Maia finally let’s the world know exactly how Anderson Silva offended him.
“I just thought it was disrespectful for him to swear at me during the fight, saying things like, ‘You [expletive] momma’s boy, show me your Jiu-Jitsu.’ That type of stuff. I felt it was disrespectful and unnecessary. Aside from that, it was a normal fight”
“He begged my forgiveness and I feel everyone makes mistakes, that’s normal. I feel something influenced him afterward and he came up with that statement about me having disrespected him. I never made any strong statements and, even if I had, it would have been to promote the fight, which is normal. The fight ends and the two fighters embrace”
Yeah, aside from Anderson Silva talking about your mom for three rounds, impersonating Royce Gracie, dancing around the octagon for two rounds and then getting on his knees and begging for your forgiveness at the end…it was a pretty normal fight. I would love to see what Demian Maia’s definition of an abnormal fight is and I wouldn’t be surprised if it involved New Zealand Fa’afafine’s boxing in some tournament (oh wait, that already happened? Wow) [Source]