Thursday, August 11, 2022

Chris Weidman Shoots Down Anderson Silva Trilogy

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman shoots down a possible trilogy fight with Anderson "The Spider" Silva.

Chris Weidman has no interest in fighting Anderson Silva a third time. During the UFC 234 post-fight press conference, Silva was asked about possibly rematching “The All American” a third time. The Brazilian said he’d be up for the fight. Shortly after the event, on Twitter, Weidman shot down any possibility of that bout happening again:

Weidman became the first man to beat Silva in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in six years back in 2013. His knockout victory over Silva ended his lengthy middleweight title reign. In their rematch several months later, Silva suffered a gruesome leg injury that sidelined him for just over a year. Since losing to Weidman, Silva has only won one (one being a No Contest) of his last seven fights.

In this past weekend’s (Sat. February 9, 2019) UFC 234 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Silva went three rounds with rising middleweight star Israel Adesanya. Spectators were surprised with how competitive the 43-year-old was against “Stylebender”. Weidman even took a shot at Adesanya, saying he believes the Nigerian is “a tad bit overrated”:

Several fantasy bookings were tossed around in the post-fight press conference. Names like Conor McGregor, Chris Weidman, and Nick Diaz were mentioned. However, in regards to a trilogy bout with Weidman, it doesn’t look like that fight will be happening.

Do you think Silva and Weidman should rematch for a third fight?

Related Articles

Follow MMA News

Related Articles