“They try to use you and kick you out. And when you’re out, they try to destroy your career so you don’t fight anywhere,” Silva told a reporter. “This happened to a lot of fighters. People don’t think about that. I had a good time in UFC and bad times, too.”
White was confused by these comments and stated the following,
“What the f*ck is Anderson Silva talking about?” White told reporters at the UFC 274 post-fight news conference. “When have any of you ever heard me talk negatively, except for the fight in Abu Dhabi, about Anderson Silva? Never. I’ve never talked bad about Anderson Silva.
“Not only that, we let the guy fight through his contract. He lost seven of his last eight, or eight of his last nine fights. Always treated him with … I don’t know where the hell this is coming from.
“From him, that then I started trying to make it so he couldn’t make money after. I said Jake Paul’s looking to fight somebody; fight Anderson Silva. That guy’s out there. He’s available. And he’s 47 years old. It baffles me.”