Anderson Silva: My legacy is complete

 

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva recently had a long interview with SiriusXM Sports Radio, ahead of his rematch with Chris Weidman at the massive year end show on Dec. 28.

Topics covered included:
•Losing (it is normal)
•Charges that he disrespect opponents (not true)
•His legacy (already completed)
•Superfights (he is game, wants RJJ above all)
•TRT (bad)

"It's not the first time I lost a fight," said Silva. "It's normal for me. I stayed with the belt for five years but I have a new chance to pick it up [and take it back to] to Brazil. Weidman is the new champion and people need to respect him. Inside the Octagon you have fast moments. Chris Weidman picked it up this time and won, it's normal. Sometimes you win, sometimes you... It's very important to focus."

"I respect my opponent. I fight for a long time. I don’t disrespect my opponents. This is my strategy, my fighting style. People say ‘Anderson didn’t respect Weidman,' but it's not real."

"In the UFC my legacy is complete because I broke all the records, but now I [have] the chance to change my life again, pick up the belt back. I’m very excited to finish my new contract in the UFC. It's part of my contract, win or...."

"I have ten fights. Super fights are possible - Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre. But my focus now is on Chris Weidman. My dream is to fight Roy Jones Jr. in boxing."

"I don't use [TRT]. My opinion is the use of testosterone is bad. I’m 38 and I don't use anything. But it's a good question for the commission."

"I’m very excited for the rematch. The new Anderson is coming in December."


Thanks to MMAFighting for the transcription

So what do you think UG? With Anderson on legacy, losing, disrespect, superfights, and TRT, there is plenty to discuss. And what is likely to be new about Anderson Silva in December?

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Anderson P Sonnen site profile image  

8/31/13 8:05 PM by Anderson P Sonnen

I hope Anderson wins, but I wouldn't mind if Chris wins either. I just want to see Anderson move up and take some exciting fights before he hangs em' up, but if he does, my hats off.

yabadaba site profile image  

8/31/13 7:58 PM by yabadaba

^ I don't see anything silly about tenchu's post. Douglas over Tyson was a huge upset while many people picked Weidman to beat Silva (although obviously Silva was the favourite). The claim that Weidman's win over Silva was a fluke is silly IMO.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/31/13 5:26 PM by KingofBJJ

That's silly. You sound like the same folks who said the same thing when Tyson lost to Douglas.  Tyson, like Silva didn't care for an immediate rematch and for similar reasons they just felt it was a relief to get rid of the title.  And both eventually got over it and wanted the title back, except Holyfield had already been signed and contrastly White held up anything for Weidman until he could get Silva to change his mind. Tyson's come back was the same has he pre-lost.  He went on a tear and went undefeated until was imprisoned and sold his soul to the devil aka Don King and paid dearly for it. I should imagine Silva also will come back, regain his title and tear through all comers also before something happening to him.

tenchu site profile image  

8/30/13 11:38 PM by tenchu

Everyone thinks Weidman won by a fluke? It's not possible that Weidman beat him on his own merit? No one sincerely believes that Weidman can win the rematch?Your are in denial as much as the those you condemn.

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

8/30/13 10:20 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

What a lot of you people don't understand is Weidman is no Rich Franklin. And silva probably isn't quiet the same silva anymore.

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

8/30/13 10:15 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

Lol at this Bozo

UGCTT_iPray2bLaidByWeidman site profile image  

8/30/13 9:52 PM by UGCTT_iPray2bLaidByWeidman

Give it a rest. There was nothing smarmy nor arrogant about my post. Ive given Chris tons of credit in every thread, laughed off the conspiracy tards, and have been very respectful of Chris. I shouldnt need a "comeback" because only a desperate child points to join dates, number of posts, or anything like that when they dont agree with another persons post. Youre no different than ausphaggot and his constant join date. You are desperate to make fun of something, so you go after how much i enjoy an mma forum....Doesnt get much more pathetic than that. Then your ego makes you think I was chomping at the bit because you posted? Get a grip on yourself. I was grilling cajun sausages dork.

epwar site profile image  

8/30/13 9:40 PM by epwar

He's not interested in being champ.  How is that so hard to see?  He'll let Weidman win by sub this time.

CRE site profile image  

8/30/13 9:26 PM by CRE

If he loses to Weidman I think Fedor will go down as the GOAT.If he beats Weidman he is clearly the GOAT.That's just my opinion though.

PrideOfUs site profile image  

8/30/13 9:22 PM by PrideOfUs

When I hear fighter make comments like their legacy is complete and they do not care about legacy and rankings (Fedor) you have to wonder how much more we will really see out of them. The one thing to remember is that they fight for their families first and once they are comfortable its gotta be hard for them to stay motivated. People who try to discredit what these legends have done are the same people who would never step foot on a mat, or in a ring/cage etc. and at the end of the day the fighters don't lose sleep over what these jack asses say so why should there fans?