Anderson Silva and his crew know the importance of his next fight at UFC 168. He needs to defeat Chris Weidman to continue to solidify him as the best fighter on the planet and to ensure that he still ends up getting the biggest fights that he can possibly desire. There’s a lot riding on this fight and ED Soares believes Anderson is in the right frame of mind.
He talked to Sherdog about the possibility of super fights:
“I think it just humanizes Anderson. We hadn’t seen that yet, and I think it’s just part of the business that we’re in. Eventually you’re going to lose, and it was unfortunate that he had to lose that way, but he did. But like I said, one night is not going to erase what he’s done in the past seven years. He made a mistake, and in this sport, you make a mistake — you move left instead of moving right, you zig instead of zagging — you could get knocked out. That’s what ended up happening to Anderson. It could happen to anybody on any day. I think the superfights are still on the table. I think right now the superfights are in the future, but right now what should be on everyone’s mind should be the rematch with Chris Weidman.”
Agreed. Everyone became too focused on potential super fights to give Weidman the respect that he deserved. Luckily he believed in himself and was able to pull off the unthinkable. Defeat Anderson Silva. Let’s see if he can do it again.