Immediately following his loss to Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva announced that he wouldn't find a rematch and wouldn't fight in a title fight again. However a week and a half later, the UFC announced that the rematch was a done deal, something Lyoto Machida says Silva was pressured into by the UFC:
“I want to make this test and fight in this weight class. I am not a very large guy for light heavyweights, so I don’t find difficulty at all in fighting as middleweight. I am waiting a better position from my managers and after this fight we are going to see what will happen,” he says.
“Anderson’s rematch is fair; the guy rule division for long time. He maybe didn’t really want to fight for the belt again but the UFC demanded it. I believe it wasn’t only Anderson’s intentions that prevailed in this situation.”
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