... when he had Rashad Evans hurt bad in the third round, but inexplicably, didn't go in for the kill:
"I thought he would exchange a little bit more, but he escaped from the exchanging and he went on takedowns.... I knew I was losing. I wasn’t that good on the energy and I tried to provoke him to see if he comes over me, but he didn’t bought it. I knew I was losing, I lost the two rounds. To be tired make a difference, man ... I started to provoke him because he was with the low energy, getting tired.... Wanting or not, he has a heavy hand, there’s some time that we don’t know what’s going on anymore.... I think the energy made the difference, I was pretty tired."
Silva finally also reveals that he was indeed limited in training before the main event fight with a back injury. It was rumored before the 205-pound showdown that he contemplated withdrawing, but stayed the course because the pay-per-view (PPV) event was already devastated by injuries. In hindsight, was it a bad decision -- would a fully healthy Silva melt "Suga?" Let's hear it.