Anderson Silva Doesn’t Think Weidman Won

Anderson Silva

 

Anderson Silva doesn’t think Chris Weidman won on December 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he is not afraid to let anyone know it. December 28 was one of the most highly anticipated rematches in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in years. Anderson Silva is one of the best pay-per-view draws the UFC. Silva was always considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. That was before he met Chris Weidman. Weidman was the up-and-coming, undefeated prospect in the middleweight division. He was finishing opponents with ease, eager to get his first crack at the defending champion.

The first match between Silva and Weidman did not go exactly the way Silva had planned it. He taunted Weidman on his feet and did not really give the respect the man rightfully deserved up to that point. Following the next round, Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva while the champ was in the the middle of his antics. Tides turned and the middleweight championship belt was wrapped around Weidman’s waist. Skeptics went on to proclaim Silva was goofing around too much and did not take Weidman seriously, and that if Silva had focused on the fight at hand, he would never have lost it in the first place.

The rematch was set, and all the verbal barbs were exchanged between the two.  They then stepped into the octagon with a final score to settle and a title for each to be determined. The end result was one that neither fighter would have liked to see. Anderson Silva went to throw a leg kick and Anderson SilvaWeidman blocked the kick with his knee, resulting in a gruesome injury to Silva. The former champion broke his left leg on the kick and laid screaming on the floor while Weidman celebrated having successfully defending his middleweight championship, Anderson Silva does not think so, though.

When asked about the recent fight in an interview, Anderson revealed it was not a technique the champion trained. He claimed that it was luck; that it was instinct. He went on to say that if the fight would have continued, he would have won his belt back. Silva further explained that he made the mistake that set up the brutal mishap, in that he should have set up his kick better.

Anderson Silva’s mind and focus is now on getting better and being able to fight again. The doctors have told Silva that it may be between four to six months until he can resume training again, and the former champ is looking forward to it. The MMA legend has said he will do whatever it takes to fight Chris Weidman again. Whether it will take fighting up the remainder of the middleweight division or not; Silva wants his second rematch with Weidman. Even though Anderson Silva doesn’t think Weidman won the fight on December 28, in order to get the middleweight title belt back around his waist, it seems as if he will have to fight his former foe once again in the octagon.

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8 Responses to "Anderson Silva Doesn’t Think Weidman Won"

  1. Andy Lanutti   February 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I hope somehow that Chris Weidman meets up with Machida. Then will see what he is made of. What skills has he shown other than a lucky punch at Silva and an unfair leg breakage in the second fight. Machida will destroy him and so will Vitor Belfort. Can’t wait.

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  2. caleb   January 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    i love silva he is the best that was crap but then again you shouldn kick bone on bone that hard.Silva is like a black bruce lee I know in my heart he can beat Weidman he just needs to get his desire back. He has nothing left to prove his ranied for years held the tittle for years I bet good money saying that cris wont hold it as long as silva. I wish the best for you silva you are in my prayers.God bless

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  3. Dave   January 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    There is the physical Recovering from such a severe injury (never 100%)
    Then there is the psychological (will he ever kick that brad again) one year is a long time in an athletes career life. Aging, reflexes. Etc etc

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  4. Sim   January 20, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I believe that Anderson Silva can indeed beat Chris Weidman. What happened in the second fight was just freakish but yet appart of the game. Nobody would have expected Anderson to break his leg in half due to a check. Yet I can’t blame Weidman, he did what he was supposed to do. Silva is still my favorite fighter. I’m not sure if he will be able to recover 100% from an injury that sever though. One would think that once his leg heals, how will it hold up. Not to mention it will probably take a while for him to get his conditioning up to par because of his healing process. I can respect people if they feel that he needs to work his way back up in the ranks like everbody else. I just know in my own heart that Silva can take Weidman down…..

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  5. Brooks   January 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I like silva but he is clearly in denial. If you goof around in the first fight and get knocked out than you still lost. If the other guy block’s your kick and your leg breaks than you lost. It’s fair and no excuses should be made. If silva thinks he can beat Weidman than work your way back up and prove it.

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  6. Randall   January 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Weidman will beat him every time. Furthermore, Silva should not be even mentioned as the best MMA fighter. He wasn’t close to Fedor and Silva fought relatively soft competition. Look at his fight record. I would consider Gracie to be better. Silva hid in the middleweight ranks and was scared to venture into light heavyweight. Jon Jones
    would destroy him. Silva gets way too much credit.

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  7. Ed Westwick   January 20, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I would frickin love to see Silva vs Musasi.ekarrat

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  8. Mick Whiteaker   January 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I don’t believe Anderson deserves another fight. I believe he needs to work his way back through the ranks like everyone else does. Chris beat him twice now, it’s time Dana moves on with other opponents for both of them.

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