Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva lost his title earlier this month to undefeated Chris Weidman, but the two men already have a second date in the octagon scheduled for later this year. Silva will be looking to avenge his first loss in the octagon and it appears that he is taking things more serious than ever and taking his training to a completely different level.
While he prepares for what is surely the one of the biggest rematches in UFC history, Silva will be flying across the pond for some training in Thailand.
“I did not have to put the blame on my team,” said Silva, via BJPenn.com. “Who made the mistake was me. I’ve made a technical error, I cannot put the blame on my team. Now is reviewing what I did wrong technically, that is something we are already doing, and think forward. We have a nice workout calendar, soon going to Thailand to spend time there and then back to finish our training in Rio.”
“I will train and be focused to do my job well done.”
Silva will come in to the fight with an added focus and fire, which has to be a scary thought for every opponent he faces. However, Weidman and his team remain confident that the new champion can successfully defend his belt in his first title defense.
No matter what happens in the cage during the rematch, we can expect plenty of build up and excitement leading up to the fight and the atmosphere in the arena will be out of control.
It’s going to be must-see television.
Weidman vs. Silva II takes place December 28th in Las Vegas at UFC 168.