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    Chris Weidman pulled off one of the bigges t upsets in UFC history on Saturday night when he knocked out Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in Las Vegas.

    Silva was on a 16-fight winning streak in the Octagon. He held the middleweight championship longer than any fighter in company history. He has more title fight victories on his record than Weidman has fights.

    If there was ever a UFC champion that deserved an immediate rematch, it would be Anderson Silva.

    UFC president Dana White stated well before the fight that if Silva were to lose, he would be guaranteed an immediate rematch. He didn’t change his tune, even after Silva got knocked out cold early in the second round.

    Weidman agreed with White. After calling Silva the “Bruce Lee of mixed martial arts,” he extended the offer of an immediate rematch.

    “I just have to say all respect to Anderson Silva,” said Weidman. “I’ll give him an immediate rematch if he wants to do it.”

    The offer is most certainly on the table, but Silva isn’t so sure he’s ready to accept.

    “No. Chris is the champion now. I finish my work,” Silva commented in the Octagon after regaining his faculties. “I no more fight for the belt. I fight for the belt for a long time. I’m tired.”

    That almost sounded like Silva was considering walking away, but he’s not retiring. He recently signed a new 10-fight contract, and just needs some time to consider what he wants for the next step in his illustrious career.

    White, however, was emphatic in his belief that in his heart Silva “wanted a rematch more than anything in the world,” but respected Silva’s intent to take a step back and mull things over.

    “I want to take some time off and maybe three to four months, think about what I want to do. Really, right now, I can’t think about (a rematch),” Silva explained. “I just want to take some time off, go home, and think about everything and be alone.

    “There’s a lot of pressure in defending this title. I defended it for a long time, so I need some time to myself.”
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    I'm sure he'll fight for the belt again. I mean his tune changed from a no to well let me think about it for a few months. That would make me believe he wants it but the sting of defeat and how he lost is overshadowing that right now.

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    this was hardly one of the biggest upsets in MMA history.



    what was my over/under on how long it takes to want the rematch again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    this was hardly one of the biggest upsets in MMA history.



    what was my over/under on how long it takes to want the rematch again?

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    It was probably the biggest upset in mma history for casual fans

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    The ones with short memories, YES.

    GSP/Serra I was LITERALLY the biggest upset I can fathom with Sokoudjou following closely but not known to casual fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    The ones with short memories, YES.

    GSP/Serra I was LITERALLY the biggest upset I can fathom with Sokoudjou following closely but not known to casual fans.
    Yeah I would say GSP/Serra was the biggest upset in MMA. Chris had a huge hype train going into this fight where I don't recall Serra having too much hype. I think they were going with the Rocky story on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost_Dog View Post
    It was probably the biggest upset in mma history for casual fans
    Very casual fans maybe, but Serra vs GSP is probably the biggest upset in the sport. There's been a couple mainstream sports article talking about how Weidman was simply a bad matchup for Silva and stuff like that while suspect in value does ebb it's way into the broader public, therefore casual, consciousness.

    I don't think Weidman being a bad matchup for Silva was the issue. Silva showed both great speed and reflexes, his antics were the chief problem making any solid evaluation for how the fighters match up difficult to analyze.

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    (Ignoring the fact that know it was in the contract) I don't think Silva should get an immediate rematch. It is not like it was a close decision.

    You don't give the gifted kid a rewrite just because he didn't study or goofed off during the exam.

    Silva should have to fight a contender first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post
    Silva should have to fight a contender first.
    hadn't really considered that, even though it's what should happen.

    I was thinking Anderson's next fight would be a rematch with the winner of Weidman/Belfort...but I could easily see him utterly wrecking Bisping for a nice payday in the meantime. It's a good money fight he wanted, it's an easy win for him...I can entirely see the attraction there. And it gives time for Weidman to either beat Belfort and get more famous, or to lose to Belfort, who is a much, much easier bout for Anderson.

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    That REALLY didn't take long.
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