And new and improved Anderson Silva will step into the cage against the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman come December.
After he initially stated that he was extremely tired and didn’t want to fight for the championship anymore, the former Middleweight king of the UFC is now looking forward to a rematch against Weidman, who became the first man to defeat him inside the UFC Octagon. Speaking to a local media outlet, The Spider stated that he is really excited about the rematch before adding that a brand new Anderson is coming in December.
The 38 year old spent seven years in the UFC without a single defeat before Weidman knocked him out at UFC 162 to take the title that he had held for so long and according to the Brazilian, defeat comes very naturally to him and the fans should also respect the new champion because he has earned the title belt. Anderson Silva mentioned that it was not the first time that he had dropped a fight and losing comes as a normal thing for him. He went on to add that he had been the champion in the UFC for five years and this rematch offers him the chance to take the title once again and take in to Brazil.
Anderson has been slammed by many of his opponents and critics for being disrespectful of his opponents and resorting to showboating inside the cage.
However, Anderson Silva seems to disagree with these comments and said nothing could be further from the truth. He mentioned that he respects his opponents. He fights for a long time and there is no way he disrespects his opponents and stated that that is his strategy and his style of fighting that he has perfected over the years.