As most MMA fans know, unless they have been living under a rock these past few days, the greatest fighter ever to step inside the cage, Anderson Silva, was knocked out by Chris Weidman at UFC 162.
Many pros and fans, myself included, figured Weidman would get the upset, but not like the way it turned out this past weekend. In the second round, Silva was trying to elude Weidman’s punches, where his hands were completely by his side. This ended up costing him dearly, as Weidman was able to land a left hook, sending Silva to the canvas. Weidman would finish it off with punches, and the ref was forced to step in.
Silva has been known to use clown antics, like the ones listed above, to get his opponents to open up. Then, he uses his pinpoint striking to finish his opponents off, but this was not the case against Weidman. Weidman did what he said he was going to do in ruining the UFC’s super-fight plans, but will this actually come to fruition?
A super-fight with Jon Jones or Georges St. Pierre is steal appealing, as these three fighters have dominated the pound-for-pound rankings over the years. Sure, losing to Weidman in the way Silva did damages his appeal, but he’s still one of the greatest fighters on the planet. If there was any fighter to come back from such a dramatic loss, it’s Anderson Silva.
After his UFC loss, Silva said he no longer wants to fight for the middleweight belt, but Dana White will definitely try to coerce him to fight a rematch. He will need some time to think about this devastating loss, but Silva will always been one of the best when it’s all said and done.