Anderson Silva: I Back, Trust Me, I Back

Last night the UFC confirmed the rematch that everyone is waiting for when Dana White appeared on Sportscenter to announce Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II for UFC 168. The December 28th rematch has the potential to be the biggest fight in the history of the UFC.

However, many fans are still wondering which version of ‘The Spider’ will show up, as his knockout loss to Weidman last weekend was largely attributed to his showboating, clowning, and general disregard for his formidable opponent’s skills.

Silva also appeared courtesy of ESPN to address those worries, assuring his fans that he is indeed back:

 

 


44 Comments

  1. Avatar of jmedno5891

    jmedno5891

    July 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Um…I didn't realize you had left….but ok. Welcome back.

  2. Avatar of UnderdogGreatness

    UnderdogGreatness

    July 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    You never went anywhere, Champ, Your foolishness cost you that fight, that's all. But I'm glad you're back nonetheless. Less clowning around this time around and the other guy becomes a one-hit-wonder a la Buster Douglas. #TheChampIsForRealThisTimeAround.

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    HATEOCRACY

    July 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    As a Silva fan i can only do what's right & that is to S.T.F.U. let the Silva doubters & Wiedman fans have fun @Silva expense & wait, wait, wait til December28. Until then yall please don't go too hard on my Dogg.

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    dropkickmurphy

    July 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I would not be surprised at all if Weidman won again. He is a highly intelligent fighter, possibly imposing his ground game, going for the submission or GNP.
    Anderson can give anyone in the world a short fight. Only time will tell, but I would not count Weidman out.

  5. Avatar of jmedno5891

    jmedno5891

    July 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I wouldn't be suprised to see Weidman win again either, just not with stand up. If Silva comes in serious and doesn't give Weidman any free shots Weidman won't KO him, but that doesn't change the fact that he has a far superior wrestling game and possibly ground game but i'm not sure on that. I'll be rooting for Silva to take back his belt, but if Weidman decides to take things to the ground it will be rough.

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    Entity

    July 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I think Weidman will take it too the ground and keep it there if he can. Silva might not be wise to think it will be a striking match. That's Weidman's advantage, he can take it where ever he likes without many people expecting one place or the other in the fight.
    We all know Silva keeps it standing, I've never seen Silva take anyone down.

    • Avatar of IChokePeople

      IChokePeople

      July 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      I know he has gone for the occasional take down but I can't remember exactly who against. It is always a surprise when he does. I too give Wiedman an advantage on the ground. That said I think it is not as large as some here make it out to be. He only did a little bit better against Silva from top position than the other wrestlers that have gotten there. He is also the better grappler in my opinion but not by much. Silva can submit him too I just wouldn't put money on it. Silva will make it a standing fight. I have said it a billion times so it is probably getting old but I just didn't see anything from Wiedman that makes me think he has more than a 40% chance at winning the rematch. Wiedman is making some HUGE mistakes in his post fight thinking. He is saying that SIlva isn't good when he strikes first. Did he not see Silva V Franklin or V Belfort or V Okami? There have been lots of fights where Silva has gone first and been devastating. He also seemed to think that when Silva was standing against the fence and letting Chris hit him that he was doing well. He might have been laughing but when I read that I laughed. That kind of thinking will lead to a performance where I say that Wiedman beat himself, LOL.

      • Avatar of azzkika

        azzkika

        July 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        Weidman is much smarter than many give him credit for. pre fight he had ultimate self belief. Regardless of whether any middleweight would have been justified logically in believing them better than Silva, to consider otherwise is to lose before you have even stepped in the octagon. Immediately after in the interview with Rogan, when asked about Silva dropping his hands, he replied he hates when fighters do that but also, more importantly, he said, he knew he little by little he would creep on him and when he was sleeping he'd catch him, meaning he was waiting for the right time to press which he did to perfection.

        Whether Weidman wins the rematch or not is irrelevant to the fact he has a champion mentality and even if he isn't as complete a fighter as GSP or Jones he certainly has world class skills and a very astute mind. Silva has more skills than Weidman but often has shown a lack of astuteness which finally got exploited by someone smart enough to do it.

  7. Avatar of IChokePeople

    IChokePeople

    July 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    The only thing that concerns me about Silva's future is the fact that he got KOd. That has never happened and at his age even once might make him highly susceptible. I hope not and I think he takes the belt back but it is a minor concern.

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    Sonny

    July 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Ive heard it said mma fighting is 50% skill and 50% mental. If this is true Anderson is 60% head games and 40% skill. Didnt work on Weidman as he does have his B.A in Psychology, So the head games are harder to play on Chris. Without the head games Anderson will have a hard time beating anyone in his division. Thats his strength.

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    SVGoogle

    July 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    This video looks like – Dana calls to Silva : "Spider, say that you wanna fight!" . Smt like that

  10. Avatar of chaos

    chaos

    July 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    As long as he doesn't clown around again like he did when fighting Weidman, I'm glad his back.

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    Ivy

    July 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I back?

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    xcityofemberx

    July 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    My neck, my back…..

  13. Avatar of ChuteBoxeHero

    ChuteBoxeHero

    July 15, 2013 at 4:30 am

    ORLY?I always thought you had to win a fight in order to declare the "im back" thing.

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    DanaBlack

    July 15, 2013 at 4:45 am

    "I back.. I back"

    lol what a f*cking weirdo

  15. Avatar of cranestyle

    cranestyle

    July 15, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I think what he was trying to say was….

    "I end up on my back. Trust me, I end up on my back."

  16. Avatar of j_flood1878

    j_flood1878

    July 15, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Expecting something special from Anderson in the rematch. Greatest of all time.

  17. Avatar of fight fan

    fight fan

    July 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

    This fight will be the fight we expected to see the first time around. Now both of them have something very real to gain (Silva's credibility as a fighter who takes the pinnacle seriously, gold-dipping his legacy / Weidman's credibility for winning the championship, rather than it being halfway handed to him), and something very real to lose (Silva's long-held status as being virtually untouchable, flushing his mulligan / Weidman's hard earned championship belt).

    • Avatar of azzkika

      azzkika

      July 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

      I would like to point out a fact that many seem to be blind to when trying to come to terms with Silva losing. That fact is Silva done to Weidman what he does to many other fighters. He does not take them seriously and shows them no respect and Weidman done what many others failed to do despite having the same chances. Silva did not hand anything to Weidman, rather Weidman accomplished something many others have failed to do. He waited timed his attack perfectly and was patient and refused to allow Silva to get him to start fighting Silva's game and for that he deserves much kudos rather than the endless lame excuses as if he is somehow undeserving of the win. The boy earned it fair and square.

      • Avatar of fight fan

        fight fan

        July 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        Its not a lame excuse. And has nothing to do with taking him seriously or or not showing respect. I stated that Wiedman earned it and was able to do what no other before him had been able to do. He earned it fair and square. But the simple fact of the matter is that Silva readily provided the opportunity to be knocked out, hands down and all. If that opportunity is not provided, perhaps it doesn't happen and perhaps the results are different. And this time around, I bet those hands stay up more readily. Plainly put, one does not simply walk through a locked door.

  18. Avatar of Nova

    Nova

    July 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    " Anderson kun, i need more money to support my lavish lifestyle. These glasses are not cheap. Act confident Anderson kun, even though ur scared of another assbeating"

    " aaaaaaah okei sensei, i fight one time more for you…maybe hands down technique will work this time sensei.."

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