"If I lose again, all the media will criticize me, say that Iím not the same anymore, and maybe Dana will say itís time to retire," Silva told Roda Viva in Brazil. "He forced Chuck Liddell to retire. He didnít want to, and is a guy that made history in the UFC, but you have to be prepared."
"Iíd say Ďthank you for everything, but Iíll continue doing what I love in other ways. Iíd go to other promotions, fight in other sports, but Iíd continue fighting because thatís what I love to do."
Silva intends to quickly end the fight with Weidman at UFC 168 on Dec 28, in order to dispell bizarre fan speculation that he threw the first encounter.
"The fastest I end the fight, the better," he said. "I train the hardest I can to end it quickly. People might say Ďoh, he threw the first fightí. People might say. And if I lose again, some people will say I need to retire, that Weidman is the best. Itís normal, and you have to be prepared for that."