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Dana White on Wanderlei Silva being 'treated like a slave': 'He did this to himself'

Wanderlei Silva recently had some more harsh words for the UFC, but Dana White hasn't having any of it.

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Wanderlei Silva has been very vocal about what he believes is unfair treatment since he was given a lifetime suspension for avoiding a drug test last year.  Most of his ire has been directed at the UFC, with Silva saying on multiple occasions that he doesn't understand why they won't let him move on with his career and life by ending his contract.

On Saturday, he turned to his Facebook page to rail against the "slavery system" of the UFC (translated by MMA Fighting):

"You know that I've been chased, discriminated, treated like a slave by this promotion. They don't want to release me from the contract, so I can't work anymore, which is my right of not wanting to work for them anymore, and I can't work anywhere else. I come here asking the UFC to release me from this slavery system. You work for them or don't work anywhere else. Some good soul, please translate this and send to Dana. I know I will find the best lawyers to help me with that."

Since UFC Fight Night 62 was in Brazil and it was mostly Brazilian media in attendance, the quotes were immediately brought to UFC president Dana White's attention at the post-fight press conference. As expected, White had a quick response:

Wanderlei Silva ran from a drug test. He ran from a drug test. If he’s a slave, he’s a slave of his own doing. He did this to himself. The UFC didn’t do anything to Wanderlei Silva. Actually, everything that’s happening to Wanderlei Silva, he brings to himself."

Silva recently tried to attend a Bellator autograph signing for which he would be paid, but the UFC shot that down right away. For now, it seems that no amount of complaining on Silva's part is going to allow him to resurrect his MMA career.

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