"When I finished my fight with Chris Weidman I was tired and not too happy," he said in a recent interview. "I train hard for the win all the time but sometimes you don't have the chance to win. Chris Weidman is a strategist and focused. Sometimes you have a good night in the fight, sometimes you have a bad night in the fight."
Many fans assumed Silva's antics are what caused Weidman's left hook to collide with his chin. However, Silva claims it was just a bad night, and it was Weidman's strategy that brought his streak to a screeching halt at UFC 162.
When asked if he felt the taunting is what led to his demise, Silva answered:
"It's part of my game, not because I don't respect my opponent. I respect my opponents, but this is my strategy," Silva said. "I have the next story now - December 8th - the new Anderson is coming. I'm more complete for the new fight."