Fighting is strange. Unlike other, more black and white sports, a kick to the shin, which ended Saturday’s UFC 168 main event with a simultaneous bang and whimper, could be viewed many different ways. Some say it was a fluke injury. Others say Weidman’s defense was perfect, thus defeating Anderson. It’s a difficult fight to quantify, but in the end, Weidman will be in the history books with a second round TKO.
Many Silva fans have debased Weidman’s victory as a freak injury to Anderson, and once again, Anderson lost, Weidman didn’t win. Of course, in Weidman’s eyes, he dominated the champ, and if he had to fight Anderson Silva again, he told the LA Times that he would feel bad about it. Much like fighting, things aren’t always black and white. Like confidence and arrogance.
“It’s a tough injury to come back from,” Weidman said. “I honestly would feel bad to fight him again. I know he’s going to be a little hesitant to kick me. He has to worry about getting knocked out. I’ve dropped him twice, knocked him out once. And I don’t know if it’d even be a fair fight to take.
“There has to be a lot going through his head. Got a leg broken, got knocked out, got dropped. I don’t know where he is mentally, but fighting is 90% mental.”