Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva this past weekend at UFC 162. The rematch should end up being a huge money maker for the UFC and it looks like they want to plan the fight as soon as they can. Dana White is looking at removing the current main event of Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey and moving it to the Super Bowl weekend card and putting the epic rematch as the main event of UFC 168.
Dana White told LA Times Lance Pugmire and he announced it on twitter:
“@danawhite just told me he’s so amped about @SpiderAnderson @ChrisWeidmanUFC rematch, he’s thinking of moving it to Dec. 28,” Pugmire wrote on twitter. “@danawhite said he’d shift @RondaRousey @MieshaTate bout to Super Bowl weekend, just considering it now.”
Chris Weidman needs this rematch more than Anderson Silva does. The way he won leaves a lot of questions to be desired. Anderson gave Weidman no respect and kept his hands down, begging Weidman to hit him. He happily obliged and was able to defeat the legend and take the belt with him.
He’s going to have to defeat the former champion again, to show the fans and media that he’s the rightful king at 185. If he can defeat a fully motivated Anderson Silva, then the sky is the limit for the kid.
Just ask Frankie Edgar, he needed to defeat BJ Penn twice to make believers out of everyone. It ended up paying off in his favor. These next few months will certainly be interesting in the UFC.