Thiago Silva caught the attention of UFC president Dana White Wednesday night after his win over Matt Hamill – and not for a good reason.
White posted a picture of “Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream” on his Twitter page, with the post saying “Thiago Silva is on the Dana White diet and workout plan.”
Silva missed weight for his match with Hamill at light heavyweight, coming in two pounds over. He surrendered 25-percent of his purse to his opponent, and was not eligible for any fight-night bonuses.
But, he did manage to claim a victory, and discussed his bout after the fight at the post-fight press conference.
“I think it was a bad fight,” he said. “I had a bad weight cut, which was my fault; I disappointed the UFC.”
Silva vowed to “make up for it,” adding that “It was a bad fight even though I won.”
The Brazilian is now 16-3 in his career and 7-3 in the UFC.