When Anderson Silva stepped into the octagon across from Chris Weidman at UFC 162, many expected him to do what he usually does: knock his opponent out while making it look easy. However, in life, things don’t always turn out the way you plan them to. That night, to the shock and disbelief of many, including Silva himself, he was the one who got knocked out instead.
Afterwards, many attributed the loss to his antics and clowning around in the octagon. After all, Weidman did catch him with a left hook while he was mocking the challenger with his hands down. Even so, Silva rejects any notion that he lost because he was wasn’t serious enough.
According to a recent report by Bloody Elbow, Silva said his loss to Weidman was just a bad day at the office.
“Sometimes you have a good day working, some times you have a bad day working,” Silva said. “My last fight was my bad day.”
A bad day at the office indeed. Silva lost the UFC Middleweight Championship; a crown he had held for nearly seven years. The thirty-eight year old will get on another chance to get his title back when he rematches Weidman at UFC 168.
The event will take place on December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.