When you’re the best pound for pound fighter in the world, you’re bound to be pretty busy. And when you’re pretty busy, sometimes scheduling conflicts happen – as they did with a training seminar with a MFS school in Houston. That’s normal, and not really a big deal. On the other hand, trying to cover a scheduling conflict by claiming “personal family health issues” is not exactly at the top of the “Most Professional Things To Do” list. From the Houston school:
“We want to issue an official statement regarding the seminar that was suppose to take place this weekend with Anderon (sic) Silva. We received a phone call last night (Friday) from Anderson’s manager Ed (Soares) informing us that the seminar was going to be canceled due to a personal family health issues. Obviously we were taken a back and concerned for Anderson and his family. We were also very disappointed for all of our students and fans who had planned to attend our seminar this weekend.
It was brought to our attention this morning (Saturday) that Anderson and (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueria (sic) are both having a two day seminar at their grand opening event in Miami. If this is true then we have been completely mislead (sic) and as you can imagine we are furious at this. We are doing our due diligence to confirm that this is really happening. If this is true we will take all legal recourse possible.”
Oh snap! Caught in the act. I’ve had the same kinda shit happen to me numerous times … claiming various family members were dying or in the hospital in order to skip out on work to play Shinobi or various other video games. These incidents would usually result in me getting fired, but fortunately you can’t get fired from being a badass. So Andy should be okay.