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Anderson Silva suffered a gruesome injury in his rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168, but he doesn’t consider his last fight a loss.

 

The former UFC middleweight champion broke his left leg when kicking Chris Weidman on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., but is confident he will be able to fight again one day. And when he does, he won’t enter the Octagon feeling he’s coming off back-to-back losses to Weidman.

 

"I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do," Silva said during an interview to Globo.

 

"No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight."

 

During the interview, Silva rewatched the fight and said he made some technical mistakes before throwing the leg kick.

 

"I can see some technical mistakes I did in the fight," he said. "To land the perfect kick, I needed to distract him by punching him in the face so he wouldn’t pay attention to the kick. He was protecting the upper part of his body, and the raised leg instinctively. The kick was so strong he lost balance."

 

Silva wants to fight again, and he’s not worried if his next fight will be against Weidman.

 

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/1/12/5302580/anderson-silva-doesnt-think-he-lost-to-chris-weidman

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Silva always blames his own mistakes instead of giving his opponents any credit.

 

If Weidman was acting on instinct, and didn't train to check kicks then why didn't he check any of the leg kicks the first fight.

 

Silva is acting a fool here.

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kinda disappointing reaction from him. I mean I could see him argue that he's a muay thai expert, he knows what's up, and that even with a successful check, his leg breaking like that is a freak accident and not the fruit of a crafty Weidman.

 

But to say that it's not a win because the check was "instinctive" and not trained is just dumb. So what if the guy does it instinctively. That's what he does and that beats you.

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The visit from Dana & Lorenzo might have something to do with this. However I also think he would have won the fight, had that freak accident not occured. He's got himself to blame though and Weidman deserves to be champ right now. Also his first fight back should definitely not be against Weidman.

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Silva always blames his own mistakes instead of giving his opponents any credit.

 

If Weidman was acting on instinct, and didn't train to check kicks then why didn't he check any of the leg kicks the first fight.

 

Silva is acting a fool here.

 

+1 But Silva acting like a fool come as no surprise.

 

I do believe, however, it was instinct. Instinct of a man who trained thousands of times to block that kick. It's like BJJ, some movements are not overthought, they're natural for those who are specialists.

 

I also believe Anderson would win that fight, but it's stupid for anyone to be sure, after he got rocked by a mediocre strike in the first.

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Anderson didn't lose in the first fight because Weidman landed a "lucky punch". Anderson was doing the exact same thing he'd been doing in his last several fights (the same things that caused people to fawn over him) and Weidman was the first to make hm pay for it. His clowning had been called "brilliant," and even up until the KO the announcers were hanging from his testes. Chris Weidman knocks Anderson out cold and suddenly it's a "lucky punch" and "you can't play games in the octagon".

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Comments like that coming from Anderson doesnt surprise me and it will become more often ... Wanna know why ?

 

$$$$$$$$$$$

 

UFC wants Weidman vs Anderson 3 for obvious reasons and got a "legit" reason for it: What If Anderson hadnt broken his leg ? No matter who you are, no matter your opinion .. you gonna buy it !! You will watch it. It might even sell more than #2. Might even be the biggest PPV record ever !!!

 

These guys are PROFESSIONALS and profession = MONEY.

 

Anderson knows there are a lot of $$ still for him to suck out of UFC and he is coming for it.

 

In my opinion, this interview was also coached by UFC, to be honest.

 

Now ... talking about the fight !!

 

Weidman beat Anderson on the 1st round and so far Anderson didnt beat Weidman in any aspect and Weidman WAS NEVER in trouble against Anderson.

 

 

 

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UFC wants Weidman vs Anderson 3 for obvious reasons and got a "legit" reason for it: What If Anderson hadnt broken his leg ? No matter who you are, no matter your opinion .. you gonna buy it !!

 

Not really...I'm pretty bored of that fight now and would much rather see fresh matchups at MW. Just cuz a few morons can't admit Silva lost, I don't have interest in seeing a fight that ended twice in a row with Silva being stopped.

 

Silva's amazing and had one of the best careers in the history of MMA, but age has caught up to him a bit, and his mystique isn't what it used to be so I don't see the third fight being as big as this last one

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I see it as Silva lost the fight instead of Weidman winning. Silva threw the kick, directly causing himself that nasty break. Weidman atm though is better, especially bc Silva's chin is absolutely gone. Everyone is calling him delusional etc etc. mmhhhmm let think about it.... those comments were probably made for the sole purpose of making money. Anyone of you baboons would do the same or make similar remarks if you knew you would rake in tons of money. it seems like many people have been eager for years for silva to lose to get the chance to bash him.

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Surprise surprise.... once again he discredits Weidmans win. It was a fluke leg check now even though he did it twice in a row. What a **** bag! So glad this prick is no longer champ. He has no class and is a sore loser. Nothing wrong with him saying he thinks he would have won that fight had he not suffered the injury... that's what I would expect any confident fighter to say but its all the excuses he makes that piss me off. Woulda shoulda coulda

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This just made me lose large respect for Silva.

 

The guy was on the ground, screaming and crying, and he doesn't think he lost? This clown has clearly been surrounded by yes men too long and has no connection with reality. I wanted Silva to come back, but if he's going to act like a lil chump cry baby, maybe he should just hang em up.

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The visit from Dana & Lorenzo might have something to do with this. However I also think he would have won the fight, had that freak accident not occurred. He's got himself to blame though and Weidman deserves to be champ right now. Also his first fight back should definitely not be against Weidman.

 

Anderson was on top of the division for a long time, Dana & Lorenzo have as much as to do with it as Anderson; it was his choice. You honestly believe Dana/Lorenzo force Anderson to take the fight? Doubt it, he wanted this fight to happen, to avenge his sole defeat in the UFC (who wouldn't)? A good example of how they do not control Anderson was when Dana was apologizing for his performance on UFC 112, Anderson never apologized while Dana was cleaning his mess lol.

 

Another example is Jones decided to fight Glover in the meantime instead of an immediate rematch and when to fight; while Dana claimed that Jones isn't the matchmaker. Fact is fighters like Jones and Anderson bring a lot of money, people who do not even watch mma, watch them and Dana will chase the dollar signs for as long as possible, not kick someone (Cruz for example).

 

Also I rooted for Chris Weidman on both occasions, so I do believe he deserves to be the champion, he did beat Anderson twice now..

 

I do not see how "he would have won the fight had the freak accident not occurred". Explain please.

taking out the disagree.

 

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The visit from Dana & Lorenzo might have something to do with this. However I also think he would have won the fight, had that freak accident not occurred. He's got himself to blame though and Weidman deserves to be champ right now. Also his first fight back should definitely not be against Weidman.

 

Anderson was on top of the division for a long time, Dana & Lorenzo have as much as to do with it as Anderson; it was his choice. You honestly believe Dana/Lorenzo force Anderson to take the fight? Doubt it, he wanted this fight to happen, to avenge his sole defeat in the UFC (who wouldn't)? A good example of how they do not control Anderson was when Dana was apologizing for his performance on UFC 112, Anderson never apologized while Dana was cleaning his mess lol.

 

Another example is Jones decided to fight Glover in the meantime instead of an immediate rematch and when to fight; while Dana claimed that Jones isn't the matchmaker. Fact is fighters like Jones and Anderson bring a lot of money, people who do not even watch mma, watch them and Dana will chase the dollar signs for as long as possible, not kick someone (Cruz for example).

 

Also I rooted for Chris Weidman on both occasions, so I do believe he deserves to be the champion, he did beat Anderson twice now..

 

I do not see how "he would have won the fight had the freak accident not occurred". Explain please.

taking out the disagree.

 

I did not say its a fact that he'd have won, I said i think that he would have.

Reason is, Weidman was starting to slow down / gas while Silva was looking relaxed and getting comfortable with his strikes. You cant deny that Weidman spent a lot of energy in round one with his GnP, where he missed like 90% of the shots plus was getting hammered from the bottom. Silva doesnt have a glass jaw either. He got hit in the ear exactly when he threw or attempted to throw a hard knee (had only 1 leg on the ground). Basically what Im saying is that it did not look like Anderson would have been (T)KOd with the remaining power that was left in Weidman & probably not submitted either. Weidman didnt really look for a takedown either and would probably fail or Silva would have gotten up quick like in the first round.

I saw it ending in a TKO or a decision, where either one could have won. Weidmans movement did however impress, again.

Like I said a couple of times now, everyone has their own view of what would have happened. Fact is that Weidman won but there is nothing wrong or unrealistic in saying that Anderson could have won. And why should a fighter doubt himself?

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Anderson would have gotten KO'd by the end of the round anyway. He had nothing for Weidman that fight, at no point was he in control of the fight and he had already been hurt. If his leg hadn't broken it would have still hurt like a ****, it would have prevented him from kicking, hampered his take down defense and foot work.

 

It's a shame Weidman didn't get to finish him off with strikes.

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Anderson would have gotten KO'd by the end of the round anyway. He had nothing for Weidman that fight, at no point was he in control of the fight and he had already been hurt. If his leg hadn't broken it would have still hurt like a ****, it would have prevented him from kicking, hampered his take down defense and foot work.

 

It's a shame Weidman didn't get to finish him off with strikes.

 

we will never know what would have happened, but he lost fair and square. that we do know for a fact

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