Bruno Silva Wants ‘Unfair’ And ‘Frustrating’ Loss To Chris Weidman Reviewed By Commission Following Eye Pokes Incident

"Blindado" plans to appeal his controversial loss to "The All-American."

Bruno Blindado Silva Talks Chris Weidman Fight
Bruno Blindado Silva Talks Chris Weidman Fight - Image credit @brunoarmored Instagram
  • Bruno Silva wants the commission to review his loss to Chris Weidman at UFC Atlantic City
  • “Blindado” insisted that “The All-American” broke a rule by not keeping his fists closed

Bruno Silva is calling for a fair judgment on his recent loss to Chris Weidman which was plagued by controversies due to multiple eye pokes.

Silva’s appeal

Taking his sentiment to social media, “Blindado” wrote a heartfelt post conveying his plan to appeal his loss to Weidman at UFC Atlantic City. The technical decision favored the former middleweight champion but Silva wants in reviewed by the commission as he claimed Weidman intended to poke his eyes by not keeping his fists closed.

“This is a post that I didn’t want to be making today. The world saw what happened yesterday, but I am a man when I lose, and a man when I win. However, what happened yesterday was very unfair and frustrating. I am not in this sport for fame but for my legacy,” Silva wrote.

“In the locker room before the fights, the referees always go through the rules and make it clear that fighters must keep their fists closed or point their fingers upwards throughout the fight. He had his fingers towards my eye the whole fight, three times he poked my eye, the last time I fell in pain. The finger didn’t just graze, the video makes that very clear. The fight was evenly matched, in my view it was a tie, with almost the entire third round still to go,” he continued.

“I just want the commission to review this result, and that fairness prevails. Thank you all for the messages of support and respect. This fight must have a rematch, our 15 minutes are not over yet,” he concluded.

Weidman said Silva should’ve kept going

It can be recalled that Weidman took advantage after Silva dropped following an eye poke incident in the third round. Weidman’s pounding prompted the referee to stop the fight and declare “The All-American” the winner via TKO.

After the judges reviewed the replays, they later changed it to a technical decision but the scorecards still favored Weidman.

Right after the fight, Weidman already addressed the eye pokes incident in his post-fight press conference. According to “The All-American,” Silva should’ve just kept going despite the eye pokes and just let the referee act on it.

The loss to Weidman saw Silva losing three consecutive fights in a row. He last tasted victory when he beat Brad Tavares via first-round TKO at UFC Vegas 71.

Published on April 1, 2024 at 11:32 am
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