Weidman: Rematch will erase any doubts

 

A rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson could possibly be the biggest fight in the history of the UFC. So much so that a rumor is floating that Dana White is considering Cowboys Stadium for the fight. And a rematch is something that Weidman welcomes, as it's the opportunity to prove the first fight was no fluke:

"No matter what I did, even if I submitted him the first round or knocked him out in the first round, there were going to be people who doubted me," Weidman said. "I can't worry about that. I just have to go out and fight him again and try to win."

Weidman said he was fine with either date and looked forward to the opportunity to hand a legend a second unexpected defeat. And he promised it would be more spectacular than the first.

"I want to be known as one of the greatest of all time," Weidman said. "You get there one fight at a time. First up is Anderson Silva again. We'll go from there. I want to dominate my next fight really bad. Like, completely dominate."

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6ULDV8 site profile image  

7/12/13 5:52 PM by 6ULDV8

I meant consecutvely against Silva to 'really' be the champ, but...

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7/12/13 4:02 AM by WeidmansPHD_in_G0atslaying_fr0m_h0fstra_U

Just a couple of thoughts boys. Ray Longo ( Weidman's Trainer ) replied when asked why he was putting Weidman in against Silva with so little experience, that he was not at a disadvantage because most the guys they put in front of Silva put up little or no resistance. LOL. Yes he is the GOAT, but there is so many Tomato cans in his resume. Dana calls them fun fights. I don't know.. I didn't bother watching a lot of them. He could have fought Rampage, Shogun, Rashad, I'll give him a pass on Machida, but there's Bones Jones too. He handpicked and was not ready for Weidman. The question should have been directed at Soares, why are you putting Silva in with this Monster ? Silva was getting back into this one, but too many bums cost him. He wasn't ready. He should do better next time, but Weidman will be much better. He was still injurred from the shoulder surgery, and sluggish from the lay-off. That was to be expected, but, it didn't matter this time. I don't know if Silva knows how to duck or slip punches in a straight stand-up boxing match folks. Yep I said it. But it was perplexing to see him continually getting pole-axed with those right hands, and hooks. The jabs were devastating, and I think they hurt Silva too. After each shot, Silva played hurt, but I think he was hurt, or stung by those shots. It's like he just took the shots, and could not slip, or duck, and of course his hands are down by his sides. So, with Weidman's degree in psychology helping a ton, it was enough to buffer him from Siva's attempts to psyche him out, or get into Weidman's head. Next time this factor will be even more complete. A huge part of Silva's game is getting a mental edge. But, will there be a reversal of roles where Weidman is in Silva's head. I think Silva is very delicate and susceptible if this rings true, next time. He will have to win on skill, and guile alone, which in this game he most certainly can, but, the odds are indicating a more even playing field. What will he do without the mental game ? It is too imbedded and will show up in the next fight when things get nasty.It looks like Weidman is just so big compared to any middleweight. It's weird that he is only 185 pounds. That is a huge advantage that played out in the fight. Silva didn't even bother looking for a submission, or opening on the ground. Dana says Silva defended well on the ground, but I think he took some big shots that affected the rest of the night. His bell was rung early in this one. Weidman didn't care to let him slip away. He had plans a,b,c all the way to z ready. Dana says Silva was defending well, standing. I kept seeing big right hands, and hooks, and those piston-like jabs land. Weidman says he doesn't do cardio, per se. He just wrestles. That is a scary thought because wresting is like cardio in overdrive, and he does that all day ? If Weidman put his forehead into Silva's fists, it has to be a concern for Silva. Longo does not want a fight held in Brazil, as they allow Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or steroids are allowed. Even before I heard that , and in past fights I've always stated that Silva for a black man, and 38 years old sure has a lot of zits all over his head and shoulders and back. Don't believe me ? Go back and watch the introductions on this fight, and others. That is one hell of a corner Weidman has. It appears Silva doesn't even bother with the wrestling game.Next time should be a real good fight, or it may not either way. Once you get KOed like that, though, you're never the same again. There were earlier hints against Hendo who hurt Silva with a glancing blow, and Sonnen, that Silva had a suspect chin, just was never tested with all those tomato cans looking for a place to land. Even Maia hurt him I heard. I don't know. Didn't bother with that one either. Silva's punch may have deserted him some time ago. He put away Sonnen, Belfort, and Bonnar with knees or kicks. He was in wars with Sonnen, and Hendo where he did connect but they said it didn't hurt them.Just a couple of thoughts boys. Ray Longo ( Weidman's Trainer ) replied when asked why he was putting Weidman in against Silva with so little experience, that he was not at a disadvantage because most the guys they put in front of Silva put up little or no resistance. LOL. Yes he is the GOAT, but there is so many Tomato cans in his resume. Dana calls them fun fights. I don't know.. I didn't bother watching a lot of them. He could have fought Rampage, Shogun, Rashad, I'll give him a pass on Machida, but there's Bones Jones too. He handpicked and was not ready for Weidman. The question should have been directed at Soares, why are you putting Silva in with this Monster ? Silva was getting back into this one, but too many bums cost him. He wasn't ready. He should do better next time, but Weidman will be much better. He was still injurred from the shoulder surgery, and sluggish from the lay-off. That was to be expected, but, it didn't matter this time. I don't know if Silva knows how to duck or slip punches in a straight stand-up boxing match folks. Yep I said it. But it was perplexing to see him continually getting pole-axed with those right hands, and hooks. The jabs were devastating, and I think they hurt Silva too. After each shot, Silva played hurt, but I think he was hurt, or stung by those shots. It's like he just took the shots, and could not slip, or duck, and of course his hands are down by his sides. So, with Weidman's degree in psychology helping a ton, it was enough to buffer him from Siva's attempts to psyche him out, or get into Weidman's head. Next time this factor will be even more complete. A huge part of Silva's game is getting a mental edge. But, will there be a reversal of roles where Weidman is in Silva's head. I think Silva is very delicate and susceptible if this rings true, next time. He will have to win on skill, and guile alone, which in this game he most certainly can, but, the odds are indicating a more even playing field. What will he do without the mental game ? It is too imbedded and will show up in the next fight when things get nasty.It looks like Weidman is just so big compared to any middleweight. It's weird that he is only 185 pounds. That is a huge advantage that played out in the fight. Silva didn't even bother looking for a submission, or opening on the ground. Dana says Silva defended well on the ground, but I think he took some big shots that affected the rest of the night. His bell was rung early in this one. Weidman didn't care to let him slip away. He had plans a,b,c all the way to z ready. Dana says Silva was defending well, standing. I kept seeing big right hands, and hooks, and those piston-like jabs land. Weidman says he doesn't do cardio, per se. He just wrestles.

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7/12/13 3:41 AM by Fabefromfort

Just a couple of thoughts boys. Ray Longo ( Weidman's Trainer ) replied when asked why he was putting Weidman in against Silva with so little experience, that he was not at a disadvantage because most the guys they put in front of Silva put up little or no resistance. LOL. Yes he is the GOAT, but there is so many Tomato cans in his resume. Dana calls them fun fights. I don't know.. I didn't bother watching a lot of them. He could have fought Rampage, Shogun, Rashad, I'll give him a pass on Machida, but there's Bones Jones too. He handpicked and was not ready for Weidman. The question should have been directed at Soares, why are you putting Silva in with this Monster ? Silva was getting back into this one, but too many bums cost him. He wasn't ready. He should do better next time, but Weidman will be much better. He was still injurred from the shoulder surgery, and sluggish from the lay-off. That was to be expected, but, it didn't matter this time. I don't know if Silva knows how to duck or slip punches in a straight stand-up boxing match folks. Yep I said it. But it was perplexing to see him continually getting pole-axed with those right hands, and hooks. The jabs were devastating, and I think they hurt Silva too. After each shot, Silva played hurt, but I think he was hurt, or stung by those shots. It's like he just took the shots, and could not slip, or duck, and of course his hands are down by his sides. So, with Weidman's degree in psychology helping a ton, it was enough to buffer him from Siva's attempts to psyche him out, or get into Weidman's head. Next time this factor will be even more complete. A huge part of Silva's game is getting a mental edge. But, will there be a reversal of roles where Weidman is in Silva's head. I think Silva is very delicate and susceptible if this rings true, next time. He will have to win on skill, and guile alone, which in this game he most certainly can, but, the odds are indicating a more even playing field. What will he do without the mental game ? It is too imbedded and will show up in the next fight when things get nasty.It looks like Weidman is just so big compared to any middleweight. It's weird that he is only 185 pounds. That is a huge advantage that played out in the fight. Silva didn't even bother looking for a submission, or opening on the ground. Dana says Silva defended well on the ground, but I think he took some big shots that affected the rest of the night. His bell was rung early in this one. Weidman didn't care to let him slip away. He had plans a,b,c all the way to z ready. Dana says Silva was defending well, standing. I kept seeing big right hands, and hooks, and those piston-like jabs land. Weidman says he doesn't do cardio, per se. He just wrestles. That is a scary thought because wresting is like cardio in overdrive, and he does that all day ? If Weidman put his forehead into Silva's fists, it has to be a concern for Silva. Longo does not want a fight held in Brazil, as they allow Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or steroids are allowed. Even before I heard that , and in past fights I've always stated that Silva for a black man, and 38 years old sure has a lot of zits all over his head and shoulders and back. Don't believe me ? Go back and watch the introductions on this fight, and others. That is one hell of a corner Weidman has. It appears Silva doesn't even bother with the wrestling game.Next time should be a real good fight, or it may not either way. Once you get KOed like that, though, you're never the same again. There were earlier hints against Hendo who hurt Silva with a glancing blow, and Sonnen, that Silva had a suspect chin, just was never tested with all those tomato cans looking for a place to land. Even Maia hurt him I heard. I don't know. Didn't bother with that one either. Silva's punch may have deserted him some time ago. He put away Sonnen, Belfort, and Bonnar with knees or kicks. He was in wars with Sonnen, and Hendo where he did connect but they said it didn't hurt them.

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7/11/13 10:14 PM by Samoa

LOL@ people that think Anderson hasn't earned an immediate rematch.  His run in unprecedented in the organization.  Yeah, I hate that situations develop that creates things like Edgar fighting in 7 straight title fights but this isn't the same situation.  This is when it SHOULD happen. Anderson is 38, if he loses his last two fights (or worse, he goes on a Wanderlei'esque type of end of career mucking) it doesn't mean much to what his legacy in my opinion.  What we saw was "special"; I don't see it being surpassed any time soon and I refuse to let the "end of the run" define the run.

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7/11/13 10:06 PM by GSPushedInMyStinkEye

I agree that the rematches can get old. BUT... ...who else is ready to take on Weidman at MW right now? Spider has the best chance. Hopefully some new contenders emerge in the meantime. And now that there's a new champ at MW, and Jones is so dominant at LHW...hopefully some of those guys will drop down and go headhunting for the MW strap. Machida...I'm looking your way!    

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7/11/13 9:58 PM by Affliction Blackbelt

The annoying thing is I still think Silva is in perfect shape physically, its not like age has suddenly diminished him. So his lack of desire to fight is quite irksome. At least it should bring some new desire and competitiveness into the division though.

Ozzabong site profile image  

7/11/13 9:45 PM by Ozzabong

Agreed I think he's done too. Should jus leave him alone

js138 site profile image  

7/11/13 8:56 PM by js138

Stuffed his takedowns*

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7/11/13 8:54 PM by js138

You're trying too hard to "own" people and you seem to care more about silva losing than his fans. That woke up to find the ko wasnt a dream line was just retarded, no offense. Ive been at peace with it since saturday night.As an Anderson Silva fan yes he lost, he lost acting a fool'. He took his antics too far and got tagged with a punch he didn't see coming. That said a lot of pro's think its exactly that, Silvas fuck up. You're not hearing headlines like "Jones, Penn, Henderson, Rogan, says Silva completely outclassed" its "Silva took it too far and got caught". Im not trying to diminish Weidmans win At all, I have nothing against him. No matter how, one of my favorites lost and thats all there is too it. As someone else said, the fight left a lot more questions than it did answers.I will say again, i didn't see anything that makes Weidman a complete lock. Other than the KO i didn't see one thing Chael didn't do better. I felt Weidman was breathing too much through his mouth in the end of the 1st and was a little stumped once Silva stuffed. Thats just my opinion man.

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7/11/13 8:46 PM by PatrickVilone

Yes. If weidman wins again it will erase doubt. People still doubt Jon Jones. There's no reason not to doubt Weidman at this point. He wasn't "dominating" Anderson. He was winning. But not by much.Also he caught Silva when Silva was acting a fool. So if he fights him again. Anderson doesn't act a fool. And weidman actually DOMINATES. Then yes. My doubt will be erased.Silva wins and would have won had he not been such a tard.