Erick Silva two-fight UFC winning streak came to a grinding halt earlier this month at UFC 212 when Yancy Medeiros knocked won by KO!
Now, Erick Silva is not satisfied with the results and is readying to appeal the UFC’s decision. Read on…
LatinoAthlete.com has learned that Yancy Medeiros beat Erick Silva (19-8, 1 NC) by TKO victory was possibly considered premature.
Erick Silva is calling for an appeal on referee Eduardo Herdy decision to stop the fight. Silva’s manager told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that his client is planning to appeal the result. He intends to get it flipped to a no-contest.
His manager Faria said:
“It’s the second time a referee made a bad call for an Erick Silva fight in Brazil. We definitely need CABMMA (Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA) to take a deep look on this matter.”
“A rematch would be the best option. Let’s bring UFC to Hawaii and finish this fight.”
Faria is also referring to another “bad call” that Silva faced with a UFC 142 disqualification loss vs. Carlo Prater. If you recall, Carlo Prater won his fight against Silva after Prater was quickly dropped Erick early in round 1.
What didn’t make sense is that Mario Yamasaki awarded the win to Prater? Huh? Yamasaki claimed that Silva threw illegal shots to the back of the head despite verbal warnings. In the end, the UFC ended up giving Silva his win bonus.
Erick Silva took to his Instagram saying this about the fight:
“Bom dia pessoal, quero agradecer o carinho de todos e dizer que Ficamos chateados é óbvio, mais isso não muda o foco, apenas atrasa um pouco a caminhada, porém o foco é o msm, não adianta agora por culpa em alguém, acho q pro juiz interromper a luta foi pq eu dei brecha pra isso, fui pego e nao podia ter acontecido, então errei em ser acertado, agora é treinar mais e voltar mais forte, conto com o carinho e a compreensão de todos que torceram, mas não foi dessa vez.”
Here is the translated version:
“Good morning everyone, I want to thank everyone for their affection and to say that we are upset, it’s obvious, but that does not change the focus, it only slows down the walk a little, but the focus is the msm, now it’s no use for someone else, Judge interrupt the fight was because I made a break for it, I was caught and it could not have happened, so I was wrong to be correct, now it’s training more and coming back stronger, I count on the affection and understanding of all who cheered, but it was not time.”
The once 32-year-old top prospect in the welterweight division future is questionable since he has lost his last 3 out of 4 bouts.