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Erick Silva ‘embarrassed’, critical of his ‘ridiculous performance’ against Neil Magny

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Erick Silva had the chance to win his third straight in the UFC Octagon for the first time Sunday night, but came up short against Neil Magny in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon, Canada.

Disappointed with his performance after a split decision loss, Silva took on his social media to apologize, and hinted at a possible injury he suffered before the fight.

"Honestly, I didn’t like my performance," Silva posted on his Instagram. "I was defeated. I’m embarrassed with my performance, my body. I know I’m way more than this Erick that fought last night. My main mistake was having insisted on fighting, and put not only my head at stake but also my coaches’ and doctors’ who did the best they could to at least get me to the fight. It wasn’t a good month for me, but no one has to know, it’s no one’s problem. I had a ridiculous performance and deserved to lose. I paid the price for it."

Silva, who entered the fight coming off a pair of first-round finishes over Josh Koscheck and Mike Rhoodes, said he won’t enter the Octagon again if he’s injured.

"The only thing left for me is to guarantee that the next time I step inside that Octagon again I will be 100 percent physically, no injuries, and with a full training camp," he wrote. "Otherwise, I’ll do like everyone does, and cancel the fight."

Silva dropped to 6-5 under the UFC banner with the loss, while Magny returned to the win column following a dominant loss to Demian Maia earlier this month, improving to 9-3 inside the Octagon.