Weidman: Anderson Silva knockout punch wasn’t lucky because I meant to throw it
Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July:
“Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ.
So, you would think the “All American” would be a bit upset that “The Spider” isn’t giving him the respect he deserves following one of the biggest upsets in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, right?
Well that is apparently not the case, as Weidman isn’t giving anything Silva says too much value, especially after spending a week with the Brazilian on a cross country media tour.
Weidman’s words to ESPN 106.3:
“I’ve been with Anderson every single day. He said in one interview he’s joking or whatever. So, I’m not going to hold him to that. I won’t actually hold him to anything he says in an interview. It doesn’t matter. When preparation meets opportunity, that’s what you consider luck. I guess if you want to call it lucky, call it lucky. But it was a punch I meant to throw and meant to hit him with and he went down.”
Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title for the first time when he remacthes Anderson Silva this December at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.
Was Anderson Silva really joking when he called Weidman’s UFC 162 knockout blow ‘lucky’? What is your theory Penn Nation?