UFC President Dana White has stated that Anderson Silva will be granted an immediate rematch against Chris Weidman. He said it on Saturday night after the upset loss, and said it even prior to the event on some foreshadowing stuff. What if Anderson Silva really declines the immediate rematch? Does it hurt his legacy?
The UFC 162 event featured the upset of the year so far with Chris Weidman knocking out Anderson Silva to become the new UFC middleweight champion in the main event. The co-main event was action back and received a “Fight of the Night” honor with Frankie Edgar outlasting Charles Oliveira to win a unanimous decision. Check out all the video highlights.
It was a changing of the guard Saturday night at UFC 162 with Chris Weidman defeating long-reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Listen in as UFC President Dana White talks with the media about the fallout and repercussions of Silva’s loss. White discusses Roy Jones Jr. vs. Anderson Silva, Anderson’s future, Chris Leben’s future and much more.
The following quotes are from tonight’s UFC 162 POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FUEL TV for UFC 162: SILVA VS. WEIDMAN. The show was hosted by Jay Glazer, with UFC middleweight Brian Stann, light heavyweight Chael Sonnen and heavyweight Daniel Cormier offering analysis. Ariel Helwani conducted interviews on-site.
Tonight’s the night. The longest reigning champion in UFC history, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4) puts his middleweight title on the line against the man many feel will be the one to dethrone him. Twenty-nine-year-old Chris Weidman (9-0) gets his shot at immortality by going toe-to-toe with the G.O.A.T.
Shortly following tonight’s UFC 162 fight card taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena and headlined with a middleweight championship bout between long-reigning champ Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, the fighters will gather for the traditional post-fight press conference to field questions from the media. A LIVE stream of those proceedings will be available right here on ProMMAnow.com and the on-demand video replay will be available at the conclusion.
The internet is abuzz over kiss-gate at yesterday’s UFC 162 weigh ins. Was it intentional game planning on the part of Silva? Was it accidental? The world may never know, but whatever the case may be it was a great reminder that, at the end of the day, MMA is a sport that requires us all to be comfortable with the concept of two sweaty dudes rolling around on the floor with their legs wrapped around each other for long periods of time.