The worst result possible for both Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman happened on December 28th. There was a lot of (wrongful) doubt on Weidman’s initial win over Silva and the New Yorker was in desperate need for another dominant win to silence the critics and doubters alike.
Silva needed a win to personally prove a point. He got KO’d and lost for the first time in the UFC and thus losing his championship. The rematch against Weidman was to be his crowning moment in a career many classify as the greatest ever.
What happened next done nothing for nobody except give future generations a “did you see that” moment, Silva’s leg snapped after Weidman checked his kick. Everyone now has become an expect on kick checks but lets face it, it is really one of them freak accidents that happens in the sport.
With recovery going exponentially well for the Brazilian it is looking very likely that we have not seen the last of “The Spider” inside the Octagon, in fact he is pining to get his title back and doesn’t believe Weidman won the last fight.
“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. 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,” Silva said to MMA Fighting.
So where does Silva want to go from here? Well, it doesn’t matter to him as it seems like the end result will be him with the title.
“If the UFC thinks I deserve another opportunity (against Weidman) or if I need to earn it I just want to do what I do”, he said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s for the title or not. I want to do what I do well.”
So the question now is does the UFC give Silva, one of the greatest martial artists ever, another immediate shot when he is ready or do they put back down the ladder slightly? A question I will not dare answer myself but I leave it open to your opinion.