Anderson Silva continues campaign for Michael Bisping rematch

July 1, 2016 9:59 pm by Evan Bell

Nearly 6 months ago, Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva squared off in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’. The fight was a rather controversial one, with Bisping losing his mouthguard midway through the fight. When Bisping went to retrieve his mouthguard from referee Herb Dean, Silva took advantage of the situation and landed a flying knee at the bell that dropped Bisping.

While The Spider initially thought that the fight had ended, it hadn’t, and Bisping went on to win the fight via unanimous decision, earning him a shot at the middleweight title.

Now, with Bisping the middleweight champion, Silva continued his campaign for a rematch:

Guys, I just want my rematch. I believe that this fight is the most meaningful in my 10 year UFC career and as an unconditional activist for development/ promotion of this sport worldwide or, who knows, this is a evidence to better understand the word "fate" and simultaneously prepare to pass the baton. I confess this early nostalgia sounds quite weird, because I have exactly the same open flame I had when I was a 8 year-old kid going to the first training practice. That's the reason I believe this is the proper time to a rematch with Bisping in Manchester (his hometown). The belt would be a consequence (not a priority), better, would be a symbol of gratitude for everything I did and always do for my beloved sport. Maybe in this moment of doubt this is the only sure thing I want to pass my legacy in life, God allow me.@danawhiteufc 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Galera, só quero minha revanche. Acredito que essa luta seja a que mais faça sentido na minha correria de 10 anos à frente do UFC e como militante incondicional no desenvolvimento/fomento da modalidade em território mundial. Ou quem sabe, seja um sinal para melhor compreender a palavra destino e de forma simultânea preparar a entrega de um bastão. Confesso que tal nostalgia precoce soa um tanto quanto estranho, pois tenho exatamente a mesma chama acesa do tempo que ainda era um garoto de 8 anos já lutava pelos meus sonhos,Por isso entendo ser o melhor momento para pedir minha revanche contra o Bisping, em Manchester (na terra natal do meu adversário). O cinturão serás sim meu objetivo a pesar de uma consequência (e NÃO uma prioridade). Ou melhor, será um símbolo do reconhecimento por tudo que fiz, faço e continuarei a fazer pelo meu amado esporte. Talvez no meu momento de maior dúvida eu tenha tanta certeza de querer algo, para poder, em vida, e se assim Deus me permitir, passar adiante o meu legado .@danawhiteufc

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