UFC 162 is in the books and it ended up being one of the most shocking events in UFC history. We all know Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva and won the middleweight championship. That will never change. We already have the rematch booked for UFC 168 on December 28th. Looks like Anderson is not ready to say that Weidman defeated him, but he’s willing to say that he lost to himself.
He discussed the loss to MMA Fighting:
“Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end [up] learning with your mistakes, and I learned the worst way possible. After everything that happened, we calm down and I realized I had something to question, even question Anderson Silva. I lost to myself, and that’s the worst loss. Losing by knockout shakes you, [it] will be in history, but will leave a lesson.”
“Everybody has to retire, but it’s not my time yet,” Silva said. “I’ll get a rematch. Chris gave me this opportunity and we’re fighting again. That’s another chance to overcome, reinvent myself as a person and athlete.”
Both of these fighters need this rematch. Chris needs to prove that the win wasn’t a fluke and Anderson needs to prove that he’s still the best in the world.
There’s plenty to get excited about in the world of mixed martial arts. Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva 2 will end up being a bout that we talk about for ages to come.