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Wednesday, 07/10/2013, 10:07 am

Rumored: Anderson Silva Now Wants Rematch This Year

In the wake of his shocking defeat to Chris Weidman, a disappointed Anderson Silva, while still in the octagon, stated that he had no interest in a rematch for the belt that was his for almost seven years. When asked about those words in the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White quickly turned down any possibilities that the next middleweight title bout won’t mean another collision between “the Spider” and “the All-American”, saying that “there’s nothing more that [Silva] wants than a rematch”. Apparently, the boss was right.

As reported by MMA Fighting, sources close to Anderson Silva have stated that the former champion has completely changed his mind. Not only the Spider wants an immediate rematch with Weidman, but he cannot wait for it. Silva is now looking for his next fight to be still in 2013, and the middleweight belt must be on the line. At first, rumors coming from the Brazilian’s camp indicated that the 38-year-old was thinking about returning to action on February of 2014, on Super Bowl weekend. That seems to be a little too far away for Silva now.

If so, Anderson’s desire to fight before New Year’s Eve combines with Dana White’s idea of scheduling the much-anticipated rematch to the organization’s traditional year-end show, on December 28th. That would be UFC 168, at the same MGM Grand Garden Arena where Silva lost his middleweight reign. Coming that plan to fruition, another big rematch in Ronda Rousey versus Miesha Tate, which is currently UFC 168’s main event, could be postponed to the day before Super Bowl XLVIII on February of next year.

However, no official word has been set on stone yet regarding Chris Weidman’s first challenge as the new middleweight king. All signs point, though, to that being another clash with Anderson Silva, the man who defended the 185-pound belt for a record-setting 10 straight times and was finally beaten after 16 wins in a row. The TKO defeat by the hands of the 29-year-old American marked the first time the “Spider” saw himself in the losing side of a UFC bout. On the other hand, Weidman, who is still undefeated after ten professional fights, will look to start his own era inside the division. That will probably put Silva on his path once again, sooner rather than later.

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101 Comments to Rumored: Anderson Silva Now Wants Rematch This Year

  1. Max says:

    I am a brazilian guy…. but Spider its a fucking joker…

  2. Nick says:

    You can tell Anderson can obviously beat Chris.. He fucked around with him until he faked getting knocked out and left his feet.. Anyone who knows Anderson knows he can move his feet and fast. There is no way he would lose 2/1 Favorite Anderson

  3. Keoni says:

    Plus that was an early stoppage by a horrible referee! Silva was not even close to being knocked out! Look at his face not even a scratch! Silva was toying with weidman and the ref didn’t even know it. Look at how silva was joking grabbing Herbs leg! Come on! Give me a break that weak dude weidman has no power for sure!

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