During this weeks Joe Rogan ustream Joe was discussing the aftermath of UFC 112. At around the 46 minute mark Joe says that he doesn't think that Anderson and Ed Soares wanted to fight Vitor (transcribed by yours truly):
[Vitor] looks scary as f**k. And Anderson, you know, did not want that fight. They were talking mad shit to each other. Anderson's manager was trying to say that Vitor doesn't deserve the title fight, like, what are you talking about? He's the scariest motherf**ker at 185 besides Anderson. Of course he deserves it. I don't think they wanted that fight. I think, you know, they can talk all the shit they want about him being weak, "Vitor's weak and he breaks mentally." He comes at you in that first round and you have to fight him before you break him. And before you break him he's throwing light-speed, f**king barrages of punches like noone else in the business. He's scary as f**k. And if he is a better, more matured person, if he is really centered now to where he's not going to break and all of the stuff he went through made him stronger - if that's the case, everyone's f**ked. Cuz that guy is a freak. He is so f**king fast. He might be the only guy that's faster than Anderson. He's a counterstiker. And he's not as long as Anderson so Anderson would have a little bit of a reach advantage. But goddamn, Vitor is fast as f**k. He's a super athlete.
On the GSP vs Silva fight:
It was going to happen. They'll never do that now. They can't trust Anderson. Now they can't trust him to perform. And this is what I was saying before, this is why [Silva vs Maia] was so important . This is why they're so pissed, okay, because of the last two rounds and him just running away. The UFC is - ten percent of it is owned by Flash Entertainment which is the royal family in Abu Dhabi, and this was like a huge showcase for them. This was like their big acquisition and they're partners now. They're gonna help bring the UFC to all of these markets all over the world, so everyone's excited about this.
So then they have this huge event where it's like a three million dollar gate. They have f**king Ferrari World - they put it in Ferrari World. It's the first outside [octagon], the [arena] looks fantastic, the crowd is insane. The crow is super pumped up ,they are awesome. Everybody is super pumped and ready to go. Every fight was chaos, except for the BJ Penn/Frankie Edgar fight - that fight was close. But the rest of the fights were wild fighters before that like Brad Blackburn and Demarques Johnson- goddamn! Kendall Grove and Mark Munoz, that f**king fight was awesome. The crowd is hyped to the gills. Anderson Silva comes in, they go f**king crazy. The music plays, they see him dancing, and they're going f**king bananas. And he runs for the last two rounds.
And, dude, it was a disaster. Everyone walked out of their with their head hung, shaking their head going "what the f**k?" Everyone was disapointed. It wasn't like there was two arguments - some people were saying "Well, I see his point, why take a chance." No, everyone was bummed out.
What the UFC sells is just wild shit. You're selling wild f**king chaos, fights, the most exciting sport in the world. What Anderson Silva is selling is he's the very best at the wild sh*t. And meanwhile he didn't do it. The last two rounds he just ran away. That's terrible for the business. It's terrible for what the UFC is trying to accomplish in other countries. It's terrible for their new partnership with Flash Entertainment. It's terrible.