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Thiago Silva Says He Wasted Three Years With Former Camp

November 8, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Thiago Silva recently spoke prior to his UFC on FUEL TV 6 bout with Stanislav Nedkov. Here are the highlights…

On Wasting Time With ATT: “Once I moved to American Top Team, my life started going the wrong way. It wasn’t a good team. I think I lost three years of my life training the wrong way. Their coaches didn’t have much to teach the athletes. I’m glad I found a real team now and I now have the ability to get back on track.”

On Training With The Blackzilians: “We have a very strong and very complete team,” Silva said. “We have wrestlers, strikers, jiu-jitsu. We have everything. I wasted three years of my life [at ATT]. But ultimately it was my choice, my decision. I paid the price. Now I have to get back in the race.”

On Losing to Gustafsson: “I took that fight in Sweden on short notice after [Antonio Rogerio Nogueira] became injured,” he said. “Prior to that, I was idle for over one year due to a suspension. I don’t think I was at 100 percent. Not only that, but I hurt my ribs five days before I boarded the plan to Sweden, so I didn’t have the option to take the fight to the ground. I don’t like to make excuses, but it’s what happened nonetheless.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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