Silva spoke about the fight in an interview with Globo and
“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.
“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 he raised the leg instinctively. The kick was so strong he lost balance.”