For now, Anderson Silva, his fans, and the entire MMA world for that matter, are primarily focused on the legend’s upcoming rematch with Chris Weidman, rather than the ‘what if he loses again’ scenario. After all, we are talking about the consensus G.O.A.T., who had won 17 straight fights prior to his now historic, UFC 162 tilt with Weidman. In other words, even fans and pundits who believe Weidman will defend the middleweight belt at UFC 168, likely won’t be floored if “The Spider” reclaims the belt.
But what if Silva does lose to Weidman for a second time? Immediately after his shocking defeat on July 7th, Silva said he was interested in pursuing the middleweight belt, which prompted many people to believe he may take some fights at 205. Silva, as most will likely recall thanks to the violent stoppages he recorded, has fought at light-heavyweight several times before.
Well, while speaking to the Brazilian edition of The Metro, Silva was reportedly asked if he will move to light-heavyweight, provided he loses to Weidman a second time. The 38 year-old responded by saying (transcription via MMA Fighting.com):
“There are a bunch of 205-pound guys on my team,” Silva said. “Rafael Cavalcante, Rogerio Nogueira, Glover Teixeira… I have no intentions to move up.”
Now, since Silva’s made it clear recently that he’s still interested in fighting Jon Jones in a super fight, then if he defeats Weidman, at least one bout at 205 could happen. Silva also relayed in the interview that he’s heading to Japan and Thailand soon to do some training, before his official camp begins. December 28th is going to be crazy.
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