Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 7/7/13
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Dana White has a strong message for anyone who believes Saturday's UFC bout between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman was fixed. And the message includes an expletive, too.The social media world lit up immediately following Silva's second-round TKO loss to new middleweight champion Chris Weidman with some alleging the fight was fixed. Of course, it could just be a way for fans to make sense of the amazing upset they had just saw."It happened so fast – and some of you said it, and I was thinking the same thing – 'What just happened? Was he goofing around? Is he still goofing around when he's down, and he's getting ready to pull guard?' Then they show that replay, and you just see him get clipped, and his eyes just roll back in his head," White said after Saturday's pay-per-view event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena."Yeah, the fix is in, you (expletive) idiots."Obviously, White is clearly not a fan of anyone who wants to believe in conspiracy theories. He thinks those people need to look at the bigger picture."Did you look around that arena tonight when he (expletive) lost? The whole (expletive) place was like going, 'Holy (expletive)!' People were clapping and cheering. I've got a buddy from Boston who's down in Huntington Beach right now, and he said the streets were loaded with people out in the streets just yelling and screaming and going crazy. Imagine what it was like in Brazil, what it was like in Brazil when the dude lost. This is just one of those moments where people are just (expletive) going crazy. Anderson Silva lost tonight. That's just one of those crazy moments."There is no denying that Saturday's result was crazy. Silva had entered the match with 17 consecutive victories and 10 consecutive title defenses. But it just wasn't in the proverbial cards for Silva to emerge victories this time around.White applauded the way Weidman reacted after pulling off the upset, too."He handled it like a champ, man," White said following the UFC 162 post-fight news conference. "He got up, he gave his interview, and said what he said. (Expletive) got dressed, showered, came out here, answered all the questions, stayed and had good answers to the questions. He didn't act smug. He handled it like a manVia USA TODAY
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