UFC Quick Quote: Anderson Silva doesn't like to fight Brazilians

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Anderson Silva does not like to fight his fellow Brazilian compatriots. That is unless you get on his bad side like one Vitor Belfort.

"I no like to fight the Brazilian guys, because it's different for me. I fight with Vitor [Belfort] but I no like him because I train with Vitor together for a long time and one day Vitor talk, ‘Hey I go fight in the UFC, I fight at 185.' What? Me and Rodrigo [Nogueira], ‘Feijao' [Cavalcante], Rogerio [Nogueira], my team -- right, fight is the fight, but family, you don't fight family. But it's normal, it's business."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva tells Karyn Bryant on FUEL TV's "UFC From All Angles" that he does not enjoy competing against Brazilian fighters inside the Octagon. Over the course of his seven-year UFC career, "The Spider" has competed against just three of his countrymen --Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Vitor Belfort-- and aside from Silva nearly decapitating Belfort with a front kick to the face at UFC 126, his bouts against Brazilians have been lackluster. The 38-year-old did not explain why he doesn't like to fight Brazilians, but he did explain that he had a beef with Belfort due to the fact "The Phenom" went from a training partner to a threat to take the UFC middleweight title from around Silva's waist.

Fortunately for him, Silva' next bout will come against an American as he puts his belt on the line for the eleventh time against Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" on July 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more news and notes on UFC 162, check our complete event archive here.

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