UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman shocked the world on July 6 at UFC 162 when he took down former champion Anderson Silva with a brutal knockout. Despite having a dominant performance in the first fight, many fans believe that Weidman will not be able to recreate his success.
In fact, Vegas still has Weidman listed as the underdog heading in to the highly anticipated rematch.
That doesn’t bother Wiedman, though, and he believes that if Anderson Silva comes in to their match up at UFC 168 on December 28 pissed off that it will make it even easier to take down the greatest fight of all time and deliver him his second loss in a row.
“People say that he’s going to get pissed off, and it’s going to be this whole new Anderson Silva – it’s going to be easier,” Weidman said, via MMA Junkie. “I’m very happy with the situation, and it’s exactly where I thought I was going to be, and it’s time to prove myself again on (Dec.) 28, so I’m excited.
“That’s why it makes for a perfect rematch, because so many people just can’t believe [Silva] really lost, and he was trying. They figure that’s how he fights in every one of his fights, and it works in every one. I was just able to capitalize on it. People just can’t believe – that he could lose two fights in a row.”
When the two men square off again, it will be the biggest pay-per view card of the year and potentially one of the biggest in the UFC’s history.
It’s a shame that we still need to wait four months to see if Weidman can relive the greatest moment of his career.