UFC featherweight fighter Cub Swanson picked up a big win this past Saturday at UFC 162, defeating a durable Dennis Siver via third round TKO. This was Swanson’s fifth straight victory inside the octagon, which definitely puts him in the mix for a title shot. At the post-fight press conference Swanson asked fans to ‘speak up’ if they want him to be next in line for a shot at the featherweight title.
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.