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Thursday, 07/25/2013, 09:32 am

Anderson Silva: ‘I lost focus, and now I will get better’

“I was so sad with myself, with my lack of control on the moment, that I said some words that weren’t nice. I said that I wouldn’t fight for the title. But after I signed the contract (earlier in the year), Dana told me that he would give [me a rematch if I had lost the belt]. I was so out of myself that I didn’t think about it… I lost my focus and made a technical mistake. It was one of the things that I left – the philosophy of the martial art –and it cost me the belt. I always fought with this felling of keeping the martial art philosophy and keeping the control of the situation – trying to be as calm as possible for me to keep the balance of the octagon, which is very hard to do… The criticism is valid, but I’m human. I made a technical mistake, and it was good for me and for the people around me to learn. I had to be able to know that focus is always needed. I lost focus, and now I will get better.”

Sincere words from the former pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva, who will look to reclaim his throne at the UFC’s year-end show against Chris Weidman.

‘The Spider’ made these revelations to Brazilian Radio show “Mundo da Luta.”


96 Responses to “Anderson Silva: ‘I lost focus, and now I will get better’”

  1. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Former pound-for-pound king? He still is the pound-for pound king Pedro.
    He might have lost a fight for the first time, but that makes him the former Middleweight Champion, not the former pound-for-pound king.

    • ballsackface says:

      ^ This

    • KIDD433 says:

      +1 Dutchman

      • brandon says:

        -1, way of the doucheman, sorry kidcunt but for silva its only downhill from here

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          Oh look brandon has found out his mom’s new password to her laptop.

        • brandon says:

          @doucheman, I guess that’s all you got for a reply since you know silva is fading and will lose the rematch. You are such I huge silva nutlover I hpoe you don’t do something drastic when he loses. Be sure to have a suicide hot line number on dec28. Silvas going down.

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          Only one who was fading was Weidman. You don’t see that through your hate for Silva. It’s ok it’s common for basementpotatoes to hate on succesful people.

    • EP says:

      He is most definitely still the P4P KING PIN without a doubt …. no mixed martial can match his credentials and what he has done and accomplished in this sport … one loss doesnt take all of that away. And in rematch Silva will destroy and finish Weidman without a doubt! There is no question about that he will not lose to Weidman twice

    • JiuJitsuHeyZues says:

      ^ CHURCH ^

      There will never be another Anderson Silva. Not Jones, Aldo, Cain, GSP, Bendo or Mighty Mouse….Rhonda is doing something pretty close but womens talen pool is basically a kiddy pool at the moment, so hard to compare her to the spider. P4P best to ever do it! No lie!!!

    • Sasquatch says:

      Denial is best served with a cold beer.. I suggest you have one. Pretty hard to justify calling A.S the P4P king now after getting KTFO like that.

      • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

        So when Muhammad Ali lost to Holmes he suddenly seized to be the P4P?
        Just stop embarrassing yourself with your haters nonsense.

        • Sasquatch says:

          LOL… Don’t worry about me, I’m alright with my views on the subject. Why do you @ss lickin ball sniffin groupies get your panties so twisted when someone has a difference of opinion about Silva than yours.. insecure or something?? Does it make you feel better to sling sh!t at everyone who’s opinion differs from your? Go ahead and keep talking yourselves into “Andersons the greatest that ever will be” BS.. you guys are in for another heart break come December.

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          Sling shit? Only one slinging shit here was you since you felt the need to call my opinion denial I had to react and let you see how stupid you looked.
          And it apparently worked cause I seem to have hurt your feelings somehow.
          Did you cry? I bet you cried hahaha

        • Keonis cousin says:

          Pick n choose?

        • GRT 3000 says:

          you can’t argue with blatant ignorance & racism @Dutch. these people are blind.

        • Sasquatch says:

          @ Dutchman.. nope no crying just some laughing. I’ll be honest the slinging sh!t doesn’t really apply to you.. that was directed more towards STD 3000 or whatever name it decides to use that day.. he’s just one but there’s many on this site. Silva groupies have got to be the most radical disrespectful fans out there.. piss flap get all tied in a knot when you say someone can beat him. Not once have I ever said anything slanderous about Anderson (because believe it or not I’m a fan of his), just simply said Weidman had a good chance at beating him and all of a sudden I’m under attack by mindless groupies. It’s too bad one of the greatest of all time has to have such an idiotic cult following.

          @ STD 3000, shove your racism up your racist fat @ss!

        • Keonis cousin says:

          So when Ali lost to Holmes he seized to be the best p4p but before that he was considered the best :). So when babe Ruths home run record was broken? When the 4 minute mile was broken? Yes! Before then yes but not after… It’s called history in the making :(

    • Uhmm no says:

      This is not his first time losing a fight.. It is his fifth… It is his first lose in the UFC.. Sheesh get your facts right.

  2. John mzee says:

    everybody needs to lose now and again to be a wake up by being beaten it happened to gsp if it could happen to you it could happen to me

  3. Batcav says:

    I see irony in the fact that Serra (who trains Weidman) took the belt from GSP and then got destroyed in the rematch… Could history repeat itself?

    • JiuJitsuHeyZues says:

      ^ Nice! If there is one thing i know about history is it tends to repeat itself.

      However, I dont see GSP ever recovering in MMA (Aside from maybe a move too 155) after Bigg Rigg knocks him into 2023. He will then retire and become a porn star and change his name to GSPEEPEE. LMAO!

  4. TxMike says:

    Why are all you people so blind? Silva got knocked out by a much more well rounded fighter. There is a reason why when they interviewed the other pro fighters that almost all of them picked Weidman to win. He is the undefeated world champion for a reason. He is well rounded and not afraid of anybody. Most guys walk in the cage with Silva scared, but Weidman did not and he dominated the entire fight until he knocked Anderson out.

    • Its just me says:

      Blind you say? You must be blind, at what point of that fight did Anderson even commit to anything but silly antics? Did you see Anderson get serious and actually throw a flurry, or anything more than a leg kick and jab? And that was all hype, right before the fight they showed the pro fighter numbers on the fight, anderson had like 60% of the votes. And that is legitimate, even though I heard joe rogan and everybody else up until the fight say they picked weidman. Its all a money game at the end of the day, without hype means low sales. Please tell me who chris weidman ran through that was worth anything? Mark Munoz is the only fighter I give credibility to to be a fighter who can maintain control of a fight with dominating fashion. All the talk will be settled during the rematch, but id bet money that these weidman fan boys are moving on to the next fighter after the fight is over.

    • JiuJitsuHeyZues says:

      your dumb.

      That is all!

    • Sasquatch says:

      I agree.. the only skill Anderson edges Weidman at is striking.. and that isn’t enough to stay on top with the new breed of well rounded fighters (like Weidman)coming up these days. These people ^^^ are just love blind or uneducated about the sport of MMA, either due to just being a new fan or not actually practicing any MMA themselves.. my guess is a little of both.

      • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

        So tell me which martial arts disciplines do you practice? Mine are Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and Judo, and yes I do practice MMA, but not competitively cause I have a very profitable business to take care about and it’s too late for me to try and get into the big shows where I can actually earn money fighting.
        Weidman is no new breed, he’s a wrestler with horrible stand-up skills and a reasonable level of BJJ, he took Silva down and did absolutely nothing with it. You need to educate yourself or get someone to help you with it because you have no idea what you are talking about.

        • Sasquatch says:

          I started off doing Karate when I was 14, now all I practice is MMA. I don’t do it competitively either.. can’t afford to get injured because I have a very physical job where I need all my limbs intact to work. To clarify what I mean by “new breed” is well rounded.. and like it or not Weidman is. You say he did nothing with the take down!? You just proved to me you really are blind if that’s what you seen.. he landed some good shots with his ground-n-pound and almost submitted him! If you try telling me your weren’t the least bit worried seeing that than you’re lying. I suggest you watch the fight again and this time be honest with yourself.

        • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

          Those were some glancing shots not even worth mentioning….Almost submitted him? You mean hanging for dear life to a failed kneebar attempt? Come on man!

        • Dutchess says:

          Horrible stand up skills equals devastating ko of silva and Munoz? Reasonable bjj equals what he was able to accomplish in highest level of bjj tournaments In only 6 months or so time? Wow? U have tough criteria for ppl?

  5. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    You Delusionals are crazy. GSP is the P4P King and has been for years. Silva has been a mediocre champ in a mediocre division. GSP has been the champ in the toughest division. Therefore, logic dictates that GSP is the P4P($$$ too) king and current fighting GOAT. Simple, solved, now move on girls!!

  6. Goblin Striking says:

    GSP a great fighter but he cant even finish his breakfast. I’d put Bones and Aldo before him in P4P rankings

  7. 757 says:

    Allot of fans got ripped out of their monies worth when AS acted like a fool and got knocked out and embarrassed. Fuck him he’s over and old news already. I’m glad he got his ass knocked out. P4P king my ass. You aren’t the pound for pound king when you disrespect your sport that way. You AS die hard fans can fuck off.

  8. KIDD433 says:

    We’ll see if Weidman can pull off any of the shit Anderson has, let alone win the rematch.

  9. maddkillah says:

    silva trained with ‘usher’ for the weidman fight…bad idea.

  10. Chael said it best: says:

    Silva could’ve fought seriously and lost or clowned and lost. Which one would you choose to save face and prolong the inevitable???

    If Silva loses in December, where does he go from there? Fight his way back up the MW ladder? Jump to LHW and face Bones (a fight where he would get pummeled by Jones). Retire? He just signed the long ass contract–I think retiring is the only way to get out of the contract.
    Silva was on top for so long that the fall from there will be hard, for him and the MMA world.

  11. Keonis cousin says:

    Dutch is a fan of silva rite? Of course he is gonna back his boy to the end! I think it is applaudabLe! If siLva wins he is justified, if not then silva was injured or did not care… Excuses r valid in his world! Look at the record tko loss. Or r u the one that hates on sonnen fans saying chael,almost won? It is his world let him be happy :)

  12. Keonis cousin says:

    Dutch is a fan of silva rite? Of course he is gonna back his boy to the end! I think it is applaudabLe! If siLva wins he is justified, if not then silva was injured or did not care… Excuses r valid in his world! Look at the record tko loss. Or r u the one that hates on sonnen fans saying chael,almost won? It is his world let him be happy :) ;(

  13. GRT 3000 says:

    Weidman had a lucky night in Vegas – good on em’ that he got the belt but it won’t last. The GOAT P4P King will be back you’ll see.

  14. confucius says:

    i will never understand how many people can hate on a man whos broken every single record in the UFC. Every fight has literally ended in highlight reel fashion but yet people still talk shit. Any one of you guys would get dropped from a jab thrown by this man. If any of you really think weidman looked impressive that night have no idea what MMA is. Granted silva clowned more then he actually fought, weidman had nothing for him. Did anybody watch that first round? After his first failed attempted at submissions he didnt try to take him down once after that. At the end of the day silva lost focus, weidman capitalized on it. Lets see how well weidman does when silva does not loose focus and actually brings him a REAL fight.

  15. 757 says:

    Confusious say… AS got his ass kicked. Make all the excuses you want. Weidman smoked his ass and knocked him out that is the fact. All you AS fans are all up on his stats. Well add that stat to the P4P or GOAT book or whatever…clown got knocked the fuck out

  16. Keonis cousin says:

    R u serious? He has some of the most boooed fights in history of UFC mixed in with highlight fights! This is his biggest highlight fight ever! IMO, silva is one of the greatest for his achievements… But be realistic u can’t pick n choose the fights u want to remember!

  17. Paulino says:

    He got as lucky as silva was lucky against Franklin… Dominated on the ground and did more damage on the feet! Look, Silva is great and one of the greatest of all time in mma! I’m not here arguing against how he is not amazing! But when a he had no I juries and had a trai ing camp w the best fighters I. The world and came out mentally aggressive and more on his ga e than ever before you must just give respect to the victor as well as the great moment I. History.

  18. Kronos cousin says:

    And u would get dropped by a jab from kalib starnes! So what is ur point! If one is critical of Kobe Bryant it does not mean they feel as though they could beat him one on one! Or if Klitchko is a boring fighter that he would not crush them in a fight! This is a fan based sport! They would all kick ur ass as well as the rest of the poster here especially mine! It is about opinions if the only ones that could type their opinions were those that could guaranteed whoop the fighter they r criticizing their would only be a post column for the top 5 in all of mma!

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