Anderson Silva laughs off comparisons to Adesanya after UFC 293: ‘I’m the one in charge of this’

In the midst of the claim that Israel Adesanya had overtaken the former undisputed middleweight champion Anderson Silva as the division’s greatest ever, Silva reminded the former champion that he still holds the reins in the GOAT conversation.

Anderson Silva is a former undisputed middleweight champion under the UFC banner, who ecently received the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this summer. He bid farewell to his professional mixed martial arts career in October 2020, following a TKO loss to Uriah Hall.

Shifting his focus to professional boxing, Silva engaged in a trio of high-profile clashes against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Tito Ortiz, and Jake Paul. In an unplanned 2019 main event in Australia, Silva faced up against Adesanya and lost by unanimous decision.

Taking to his official Instagram account, Anderson Silva posted a highlight reel which initially appeared to take jabs at Adesanya following his recent loss to Strickland. However, he swiftly changed the caption before deleting the original post.

He wrote: “I’m the one in charge of this sh*t here, and you’re not going to open your mouth again to compare yourself to me in this sh*t. Do you understand? I’m the one in charge of this sh*t here.”


Drawing parallels to Silva due to their similar striking prowess and dominance in the middleweight division, Adesanya was hailed as the greatest middleweight of all time by many leading figures. But in a sudden turn of events, he gave up his belt to Strickland.

Adesanya’s meteoric rise has sparked debates about the greatest middleweight in UFC history, while Anderson Silva’s recent reminder serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of a true MMA legend. The GOAT conversation in the middleweight division continues to be fiercely contested, leaving fans eagerly awaiting what happens next in the MMA community.