To prepare for his upcoming rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 168, Anderson Silva is reportedly making some major changes to his fight team.
“The Spider” was recently interviewed by the UFC’s Paula Sack, where he said the following (as transcribed by MMA Mania):
“I have not talked about it yet. It is the first time I’m commenting on this. This is one of the things that we change. Our team had a lot of people with different thoughts. Although it was not the reason why I lost, from that we analyzed what was good and what was bad, so we decided to change it.”
Weidman shocked the world when he knocked out Silva in their first matchup at UFC 162. After the loss, UFC President Dana White granted Silva an immediate rematch. If Silva loses to the “All-American” for a second time, it’s hard to tell what direction the thirty-eight year old legend will decide to take in his career. He’s repeatedly stated his interest in a professional boxing match against Roy Jones Jr.; but White’s tone on that subject doesn’t sound very promising.
UFC 168 will be held on December 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.