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Tuesday, 07/30/2013, 02:27 pm

“The Spider” Heading to Thailand to Sharpen Striking Skills

By JAKE CHASTAIN

| Following his loss to “The All American” Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva knows that he made some mistakes in that fight and he is not going to let the same thing happen again come December 28th when the two rematch for the UFC middleweight title.

Silva, for the first time in his UFC career, will be coming off of a defeat. We’ve never seen “The Spider” come into a fight inside the octagon following a lose and it seems that Anderson is taking the rematch very seriously as we have gained word  that the former champion is packing his bags and heading to Thailand to work on his Muay-Thai and striking skills to better prepare for Weidman.

Silva has always been a master of Muay-Thai inside the cage and it looks like he is going back to his roots in an effort to get back what he lost to Weidman on July 6th; The UFC Middleweight Title. In a report by Brazilian sports outlet Esportes Silva explained that he is not blaming his corner or camp for the loss to Weidman at UFC 162 but is rather taking the blame himself and is now looking to correct those mistakes by heading to Thailand to train with some of the best strikers in the world. Here is what Silva had to say in the report:

“I did not have to put the blame on my team. Who made the mistake was me. I’ve made a technical error, I cannot put the blame on my team. Now is reviewing what I did wrong technically, that is something we are already doing, and think forward. We have a nice workout calendar, soon going to Thailand to spend time there and then back to finish our training in Rio.”

“I will train and be focused to do my job well done.”

Silva will have a chance to regain the strap that he held for so long on December 28th in Las Vegas at UFC 168 as he faces off with the man that dethroned him just a couple weeks ago; newly-crowned Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.

Silva’s passion for fighting seems to have returned as the former champion is heading overseas to sharpen his skills before he tries to regain his title in December. What do the fans here at BJPenn.com think? Is Silva’s training in Thailand going to help him in the rematch against Weidman or is the same fate awaiting “The Spider” on December 28th, regardless of what adjustments he make? Let’s here what you think, Penn Nation! Sound off!

To read the entire interview with Anderson Silva on Esportes click here.

-Jake Chastain

@jchastain45

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