"Anderson seems to be taking it pretty well, but it's definitely on his mind," Soares told "Inside MMA" on Friday. "I know that he's eager to get back in there and do it again and get his belt back."
Despite the defeat and his advancing age, Silva, who signed a new 10-fight deal prior to the first Weidman fight, plans to fulfill the contract, Soares said.
"[He] will fight out the nine fights on his contract, but his next fight will be against Chris Weidman," he said.
Silva was promised an immediate rematch if he lost his title. Additionally, since Silva's clowning and posturing played at least a part in the defeat, Weidman is probably anxious to scored a second victory to prove the doubters wrong. The bout's potential is so big that it actually bounced a planned headliner between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and challenger Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) to co-headliner status at UFC 168.
But Ray Longo, Weidman's head trainer, told "Inside MMA" the second bout won't be unlike the first.
"He wants to prove at all these people, some of the naysayers, this wasn't an accident, and I think the rematch will end worse than the first fight did (for Silva)," Longo said.