Self-fulfilling prophecy, Silva predicts own loss?
Let’s get this out of the way first, the idea that Anderson Silva lost his bout at UFC 162 on purpose is outrageous, asinine even. In retrospect some of his comments in this pre-fight interview with Joe Ferraro are quite interesting, including comments that the best outcome of this fight could be him losing:
Joe Ferraro: If you had a perfect fight against Chris Weidman on Saturday night, what is your perfect fight?
Anderson Silva: “CHRIS WEIDMAN (makes crowd noise) CHRIS WEIDMAN!!! CHRIS WEIDMAN is the best in the world! Chris Weidman is the new champion de UFC!”
Ferraro: “Because there would be a rematch after that?”
Silva: “No man. I’m tired bro. No rematch. I’m tired. I win, I win, I win. Go back for all the fights. Please.”