Silva: Weidman shouldn’t consider it a win; I would have won
Since lossing to Chris Weidman and breaking his leg at UFC 168, Anderson Silva has been quiet in the media, less a few tweets. Today however he spoke to Globo about the fight and explained why he believes that Chris Weidman doesn’t deserve credit for a win:
“I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do,” Silva said during an interview to Globo.
“No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.”
During the interview, Silva rewatched the fight and said he made some technical mistakes before throwing the leg kick.
“I can see some technical mistakes I did in the fight,” he said. “To land the perfect kick, I needed to distract him by punching him in the face so he wouldn’t pay attention to the kick. He was protecting the upper part of his body, and the raised leg instinctively. The kick was so strong he lost balance.”