UFC President Dana White was regretful on booking Saturday’s main event between Uriah Hall and Anderson Silva following its result from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
White considered the fight a “mistake” at the post-fight press conference, also saying he will not let Silva fight again.
“I think that we’ve treated him like family. I shouldn’t have let him fight this fight tonight,” said White.
Silva lost in the fourth round of the main event fight, being dropped by an uppercut before ground and pound strikes stopped the fight.
White was critical of Silva’s performance, also noting that he thinks Hall was one of the lighter opponents in the division.
“He fought a guy that has absolutely zero output … Uriah Hall is one of the most gunshy fighters in the UFC,” said the UFC President.
While rumours swirled heading into the fight that it might be Silva’s last, Silva did not make any promises following his loss on Saturday.
“It’s tough [to] say this is my last or not ’cause this is my air. This is [what] I do [for] my entire life,” said Silva in his post-fight interview.
Silva’s MMA career is most known for his historic middleweight championship run from 2006 to 2013.