Silva's manager, Ed Soares, declined to comment on the matter.
"We had a full media day set up for him in Los Angeles, and he just decided he didn't want to do it, so he's being fined $50,000,"
UFC President Dana White told USA TODAY Sports.
"He doesn't like talking to the media, but it's part of his contractual obligation,"
White said. :
"Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not."