Georges St Pierre was one of the few that believed that Chris Weidman would end up walking away with the middleweight championship at UFC 162. According to GSP, Anderson is still the greatest of all time, but he has Weidman once again if a rematch ever comes to fruition.
He discussed his thoughts with Bloody Elbow:
“I predicted Chris Weidman would win, but I didn’t think he’d win the way he did. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission, but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up. But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he’s the best in the world. Silva’s very good at getting into his opponent’s head so I don’t think it’s a lack of respect. It’s more that he plays mind games with his opponents. It almost worked this time but he got caught. It doesn’t mean that it was a bad strategy for him. You always recognize a great champion by how they come back from a loss and I know Silva came back from a loss and adversity before. He’s the greatest of all time for sure. Depending if Anderson Silva would take a rematch, I believe Weidman can take that win again.”
GSP is right about a few things here. Anderson showed absolutely zero respect towards Chris Weidman from the get go, but that is the way Silva fights. He’s big on mentally beating his opponents and then picking up the scraps from there. This time it didn’t pan out the way he wanted. Hopefully we see a rematch to see who truly is the best middleweight in the UFC.