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Dana White promises Weidman vs. Silva rematch

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01:32 PM ET 07.08 | The world was stunned when Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva Saturday night at UFC 162, but not one fan should be shocked that UFC President Dana White is already clamoring for a Weidman-Anderson rematch. Meanwhile, Vitor Belfort has to wait in the background. White has all but promised a Weidman-Anderson II sometime in the near future, likely in early 2014.

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July 8, 2013  11:03 PM ET

And the fact that so many people are saying that the fight was fixed

July 9, 2013  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And the fact that so many people are saying that the fight was fixed

no one really believes that the better fight won....

July 9, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

no one really believes that the better fight won....

Yes a wrestler won, so the best man did win. So myself and a bunch of guys that actually know something believe the best man won. So don't get all bu-tt hurt because your love interest got K.T.F.O

July 9, 2013  01:11 PM ET

I saw a hot dog get some mustard slapped on him.

He might be a better fighter, but not last Saturday.

One punch did in Velasquez first time out vs Dos Santos.

One punch could very well do in a GSP.

But neither of them would have been showboating just before.

July 10, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yes a wrestler won, so the best man did win. So myself and a bunch of guys that actually know something believe the best man won. So don't get all bu-tt hurt because your love interest got K.T.F.O

LMAO!!! you got to be kidding me... in all honesty whenever the rematch is Silva will make a pretty good example of Weidman and destroy him in round 1.

July 10, 2013  11:34 AM ET

betting odds are out for the rematch....Silva is, of course, the favorite...

July 10, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yes a wrestler won, so the best man did win. So myself and a bunch of guys that actually know something believe the best man won. So don't get all bu-tt hurt because your love interest got K.T.F.O

You must be on more drugs than Overeem...

July 10, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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I saw a hot dog get some mustard slapped on him.He might be a better fighter, but not last Saturday.One punch did in Velasquez first time out vs Dos Santos. One punch could very well do in a GSP.But neither of them would have been showboating just before.

Matt Serra, JDS, and Weidman all have the same thing in common...they got lucky, landed a single punch against a FAR superior fighter and won a belt....and we know were Serra and JDS are now....Weidman's time will come and it doesn't even have to be Silva....Weidman would lose to Belfort, Munoz (when healthy), or Jacare...Weidman may hold the title but he certainly isn't a top 5 MW....

July 10, 2013  12:13 PM ET
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Matt Serra, JDS, and Weidman all have the same thing in common...they got lucky, landed a single punch against a FAR superior fighter and won a belt....and we know were Serra and JDS are now....Weidman's time will come and it doesn't even have to be Silva....Weidman would lose to Belfort, Munoz (when healthy), or Jacare...Weidman may hold the title but he certainly isn't a top 5 MW....

I agree.

If they do fight again, no way Silva plays it like last Saturday. And if he takes it seriously it will be no contest.

Even though JDS lost his rematch and looked every bit the loser afterwards he showed up and went the distance.

I wouldn't expect Weidman to go the distance in a rematch.

July 11, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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Matt Serra, JDS, and Weidman all have the same thing in common...they got lucky, landed a single punch against a FAR superior fighter and won a belt....and we know were Serra and JDS are now....Weidman's time will come and it doesn't even have to be Silva....Weidman would lose to Belfort, Munoz (when healthy), or Jacare...Weidman may hold the title but he certainly isn't a top 5 MW....

I wouldn't compare Serra to Weidman. Weidman is seriously skilled as a striker and grappler. I get your point that Silva is more skilled. Obvious. However, Silva had this coming for a long time. His tactics have been suspect against several opponents - so much that Dana White has angrily called him out several times after fights for hot-dogging, running around the ring, avoiding conflict, just weird stuff.

Maybe this loss is exactly what he needs to refocus. Bones Jones even said that Silva had bad karma with his antics. Jones stated that MMA is an honourable profession (I agree) that warriors need to respect. Going in and belittling opponents, using bizarre behaviour to distract fighters is bad for the sport. Weidman took care of his business. Once he knocked that joker out while he was trying to embarrass him, I couldn't have been happier.

 
July 11, 2013  04:32 PM ET
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Once he knocked that joker out while he was trying to embarrass him, I couldn't have been happier.

I have to admit I too smirked... More than a little.

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