UFC’s Chris Weidman Criticizes Bruno Silva Again Over Eye Poke Controversy

Chris Weidman continues to fire shots at Bruno Silva.

On Saturday night, Weidman was awarded a controversial technical decision win at UFC Atlantic City after he poked his Silva’s eyes and Silva fell to ground leading the ref to stop the fight.

After the fight, Silva said that he would appeal the loss and felt Weidman acted in ‘bad faith” by celebrating the win.

“We think it’s hard for Chris Weidman to accept a rematch, but the no-contest would be fair,” Silva said. “Let’s see what the UFC does. I just want things done the right way, the fair way. I went there and fought and you didn’t see any malice from my part.”

“Chris Weidman acted in bad faith,” Silva said. “It’s said [by the referee] at the locker room that you can’t fight with your fingers pointing straight, it should be either up or with your hands closed. He spent the entire fight with his fingers pointing at my face, and still celebrated as if he had knocked me out.”

On Wednesday, Weidman appeared on the MMA Hour show and once again blamed Silva for falling to ground after getting poked in the eye.

“Any time [Bruno’s] eyeball got touched at all, he’d drop to the ground and was crying and he needed time.

“What are we turning this into? MMA is a tough sport.”