Anderson Silva posts interesting message following retirement talk

May 9, 2017 12:39 pm by Russell Ess
Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is very upset that he will not be fighting at UFC 212, which takes place in his home country of Brazil.

“The Spider” was slated to take on Kelvin Gastelum in Rio de Janeiro on June 3. However, Gastelum was pulled from the fight as he was recently suspended after testing positive for marijuana. Gastelum’s positive test stemmed from an in-competition drug test from his fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106.

Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum

Without a fight, Silva campaigned for an interim title fight against Yoel Romero on The MMA Hour and said that if the fight doesn’t come together he would likely retire. UFC President Dana White didn’t budge on the retirement talk and Silva recently stated in an Instagram live video that he was “disassembling” his fight camp and would no longer be fighting at UFC 212.

On Tuesday, Silva posted the following message on social media giving some insight on where his head is at:

“To say yes when you want to say no is to give more value to others than to ourselves, it is not to put your value in the right place, it is to impose no limits, and that is not to respect yourself .. It is the same as saying that what we feel Is not worth anything, that others can pass over you at will. And they pass, if you permit it, they will pass without mercy, forgetting all that you have conquered through honor and dedication. If we allow it will destroy our values. This is the way to say no. When I do not want something, I simply say no. With no anger or emotion. It is not just a negative. It’s our limit. A right that we have to decide what we want or do not do. It is a way to make people respect our value, this is the name of dignity. When we put ourselves sincerely, saying what we feel, we are respected. People like it or not. So if you know your worth, do not let anything destroy it nothing and no one. If you take a $100 and knead it, step on it, throw it on the floor and then dismantle, pick it up, ask someone how much it’s worth, smart people will respond that the note is worth $ 100, so no matter how much they step on you, How much they will knead you, your worth no one can change.
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Thank you, my people. Kiss in the heart 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”

To say yes when you want to say no is to give more value to others than to ourselves, it is not to put your value in the right place, it is to impose no limits, and that is not to respect yourself .. It is the same as saying that what we feel Is not worth anything, that others can pass over you at will. And they pass, if you permit it, they will pass without mercy, forgetting all that you have conquered through honor and dedication. If we allow it will destroy our values. This is the way to say no. When I do not want something, I simply say no. With no anger or emotion. It is not just a negative. It's our limit. A right that we have to decide what we want or do not do. It is a way to make people respect our value, this is the name of dignity. When we put ourselves sincerely, saying what we feel, we are respected. People like it or not. So if you know your worth, do not let anything destroy it nothing and no one. If you take a $100 and knead it, step on it, throw it on the floor and then dismantle, pick it up, ask someone how much it's worth, smart people will respond that the note is worth $ 100, so no matter how much they step on you, How much they will knead you, your worth no one can change. . Thank you, my people. Kiss in the heart 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 . Anterior em português.

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/9/2017.


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