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Monday, 07/15/2013, 10:33 am

All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show”

“Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end [up] learning with your mistakes, and I learned the worst way possible. After everything that happened, we calm down and I realized I had something to question, even question Anderson Silva. I lost to myself, and that’s the worst loss. Losing by knockout shakes you, [it] will be in history, but will leave a lesson.”

“Everybody has to retire, but it’s not my time yet,” Silva said. “I’ll get a rematch. Chris gave me this opportunity and we’re fighting again. That’s another chance to overcome, reinvent myself as a person and athlete.”

In a recent interview with the Brazilian Media, Anderson Silva discussed his often criticized antics inside the cage and confirmed that he isn’t changing his fighting style anytime soon.

Is that the smartest path to take in his December rematch with Chris Weidman?


54 Responses to “All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva”

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Wow…I see Silva is still in the denial stage. I believe more now then before that he gets totally destroyed by Weidman in December.

    • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

      Haha just silence yourself dude! I’ve rewatched the fight and I’m convinced Weidman is no match for Silva. It was a fluke and won’t happen again. 2014 won’t have weidman as the mw champ.

      • EP says:

        +1 I agree with you 100% … I watched the fight over 5 times. Weidman gave Anderson everything he had round 1 and nothing worked for him. Take Down, GnP, Submission attempt… nothing phased or hurt Silva, at all… Silva could have finished him in second but took the taunting too far this time and got caught on button…. In the rematch Silva will destroy Weidman… they are universes away from each other as far as skill level goes. Weidman is a great fighter, much respect to him, but he is nowhere near Silva. And come Dec 28, everyone will see it was a fluke and Silva handed Weidman the belt on a silver platter!

        • jbroce says:

          well then I could turn that around and say Silva had absolutely NOTHING for Weidman to worry about since the only thing he accomplished during the entire fight was a few leg kicks. He would have to start fighting at some point before you can say he could have finished him. He never ever got started. And the ONLY way he could win is to taunt him into throwing the first strikes since the only thing Silva knows how to do is counter strike. If he’s aggressive Wiedman takes him down and he may be able to avoid submissions but thats all he’ll be doing all night when hes on his back for all 5 rounds.

        • GRT 3000 says:

          Silva knows much more than counter-striking; watch some of his earlier fights where he utilized the thai clinch, allot of knees, & of course striking to neutralize his opponents. I think he’s just had so much success with counter-striking it’s become his go-to. Props to Weidman for not swinging wildly when he was spooked…plus he caught him good while he was clowning. A solid reminder for Anderson, that the clowning b/s isn’t always the answer. Plus he’s 38! he can’t stand in front of 20 somethings & expect that he can duck & weave like he use to.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        LOL…just like Edgar was no match for BJ!! You tools are just too easy..

        • jdog says:

          Gargoyle and everyone else look at the fight again, we all know how brutal Silva is in the Thai clinch and he did NOT EVEN TRY to use it when he had Weidman in it! Silva did not try or show that he could have finished Weidman in that fight, so we don’t really know if he could, what he did show is that Weidman did NOT have him in any trouble until the end. That is what was clear, Weidman was blocking some of the kicks and punches but if we ever see the Silva that faced Leban OR Franklin then Weidman would be in trouble but I think Silva is still going to clown and he might get caught again. Weidman is a good striker and he is young, Silva is old, that is the key Silva is still fast but Weidman is much faster than ALL the other fools Silva clowned in the past. That is the thing that Silva is not taking into account. Silva is by far the better fighter but he is underestimating the speed of the young lion, he respected the speed of Vitor but not of Weidman.

        • GRT 3000 says:

          @jdog – don’t waste your time on this clown. If I was @Gaygole church fatty pig (police officer – lol), I’d slit my wrists, so you can imagine how much his opinion means. He’s a troll & a coward, just ignore him.

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          You just keep doing the buttdrag with your wrassling buddies and leave the sensible fight discussions to people who know a little about real martial arts.

        • jbeamazing says:

          yeah weidman is way stronger then him let him try to clinch and get taking down weidman threw him down easy when he went for a take down

          ps. anderson wants to act like weidman had nothing for him yet was begging him not to take him down and was getting hit alot before getting knocked the fuck out I see weidman 2nd round sub or if anderson wants to pretend he isn’t fighting a real fighter again 1st round ko weidman

        • jbeamazing says:

          @jdog if a fighter loses to somebody without landing anything and anderson tried and could not land a shot that was significant and yet gets out stuck and ko’ed it might be time to face the music chris weidman is your new champ and I don’t see him losing for a long while.He just came off a injury and a year and some change so not only will he be better but silva will be older and easier to ko like all older fighters that have been brutally ko’ed. vitor belf-roid is the only man on med weight that can stop weidman

    • K2 says:

      Wow…I see Gargoyle is still in the Troll stage. Why not change your name to Troll Wrasslin?

    • Danimal59841 says:

      What about this makes you think he is in denial?? I will feed the troll a little bit here. Was it where he said everybody hates to lose?? Or how he said this rematch is an opportunity to reinvent?? And shouldn’t you be commenting in a WWE forum?? Reading your comment makes me wish Chris Benoit had been your father….

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        He IS my father…I can’t be killed because I AM A FORCE that is all powerful and that death bows to me and I know you, I know your heart is black and I coming for you in your dreams….. Chris thinks you ARE HIS son…

  2. Night-Wind says:

    I love summer time, but because of this it should be winter already.

  3. mentoazz69 says:

    I’ve watched this fight a lot and I must say Andy didn’t get beat by Weidman he got beat cause he acted like a dumbass. Lmao Andy’s gonna beat his ass next time round.

  4. I-back says:

    Yep that’s correct, Weidman didn’t beat silva, silva beat himself. The exact same thing that happened to sonnen will happen again, weidman will think he is the better fighter, might take silva down for a round but then will get KTFO in the 2nd. Silva is pumped, he said to trust him and I do, I know he is the best ever and weidman is no match. Come December 28 Silva will shock the world once again by finishing weidman in devastating fashion. Trust me. He will be back

  5. come on man says:

    Are yall really going hack and fourth with a guy who has wrastling in my country voice….in his screen name…come on man….link the two weidmen…wrestling he is clearly a fan of stand up hahaha

  6. Keoni says:

    I look forward to the rematch! Anderson will fight the same way which is masterful. Weidman has more ways to win but silva is a vet and knows how to win! If silva loses again it does not mean he sucks it just means that weidman is the better man… I’m a huge silva fan and I hope he works hard in his camp to get back the belt! Silva hasn’t lost his love he simply lost a fight. Win or lose I’m a silva fan… His antics are beautiful to watch, he draws his opponent in and strikes with precision. Weidman goes forward and takes the fight to his opponent … Not a good match for silva unless weidman gets careless. Weidmans style reminds me of Cain, powerful un assuming strikers that are dominant on the ground…

  7. drew says:

    anderson silva can do it if he trully wants to win, simple as that

  8. 757 says:

    The question of him being a better fighter or not is pointless. When people say he was just playing, or Weidman didn’t really beat him Andy beat himself, or next time you will see the real Silva….then you have answered the question yourself. Silva did get beat by Weidman. It was Weidmans fist that smashed into his face. It was Weidman who rendered him senseless with a referee saving him. He lost to Weidman. If he got cocky, if he knows more striking, bla bla bla…he did what he did and got his ass kicked. Stop denying it. Give the kid some credit. I liked AS to but he got his ass kicked. If he clowned and got it kicked or not it doesn’t matter. He got knocked out by Chris Weidman period.

  9. karl says:

    anyone who thinks chris will win is a retard anderson lost cos of his own mistake chris was scared and fading get off the wagon people

    • Keoni says:

      Exactly! only the dumbest person on earth would even say that weidman is better than silva! Silva for eternity! a) The ref stopped the fight early! 2nd) silva has never lost in the UFC. And lastly) silva was dominating the fight in every aspect, so in the rematch I think silva will probably show us that he is better by first round doing a clinic on the ground, second round clinic on the feet third round fight with his eyes closed fourth round wash the floor with weidman on the ground again and fifth probably grab weidmans arm and make him punch himself out and finally end the fight with one minute left by submitting weidman with a heel hook just to prove a point! No one on earth can beat silva so how could weidman beat silva? Come on sheep-le use common sense we all know there is NO WAY weidman can beat silva so why even have a rematch! Silva for eternity!

    • 757 says:

      You get the fuck off the wagon you idiot stupid mother fucker. Your boy got knocked out. Fading ? you delusional drug addicted stupid fuck! Clowning or not he lost …You get off the wagon idiot

  10. jsmit says:

    Silva being motivated to crush a guy is the scariest thing in MMA. He wanted to beat Sonnen in the rematch and he did it in dominating fashion. Weidman showed us nothing to think he could beat Silva in a straight up fight. Look for this to be one of the UFC’s highest PPV ever

  11. Shawn says:

    Silva got KO’d because he wasn’t focused, and was careless. That’s what happens. Can’t take anything away from Weidman’s accomplishments, any lesser fighter would have been dominated by him. But Silva defeated Silva. He over did it with the antics, and got caught. And like any true champion, he’ll learn from this and be even better and smarter next time. And as others have claimed, I watched the fight 3 times. Weidman looked slow compared to Silva, his 1st round showing did very little to hurt or slow down Silva. It’ll be like the rematch with Sonnen. Quick and painful.

  12. Cameron Parson says:

    I don’t think he should get a rematch. He was warned by Dana White once before due to his antics. If he lost the belt because of it, that’s on him. He should have to climb back up the ladder like everyone else. He is another Nick Diaz when it comes to losing……wanting a rematch after every fight he loses.

  13. 757 says:

    I am not the person saying Weidman is better. I am saying he won…check the scoreboard fools. You can make all the excuses you want but when you look at the books Weidman won and AS lost……grow up and stop being delusional. Anderson went home with a headache and Weidman went home with the belt. If As was clowning then he shouldn’t have because he lost his belt!…..stupid crybaby mother fuckers

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