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Anderson Silva considered retirement before Chris Weidman bout

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04:30 PM ET 07.12 | After Anderson Silva lost his middleweight title at UFC 162 via brutal knockout from undefeated challenger Chris Weidman, he seemed strangely at peace with the outcome of the fight. Now, coming up on a week after the fight that still has the mixed martial arts world talking, a report is coming out that Silva had actually been contemplating retirement before he ever stepped in the cage with Weidman. "[Anderson Silva] became a celebrity, everyone knows who he is, [he] had no peace anywhere," Team Nogueira's Andre Galvao said. "He was tired. Win or lose, he was considering retiring, but I think this defeat will bring him more motivation to keep fighting."

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July 13, 2013  12:51 AM ET

Go with that excuse

July 13, 2013  11:51 AM ET

That would have saved a lot of embarrassment.

July 14, 2013  07:20 AM ET

White is looking at a total of 3 big fights between these 2 IMO.

 
July 15, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

White is looking at a total of 3 big fights between these 2 IMO.

2 if the first was no fluke. If Wiedman comes out and destroys him in the rematch, it's over.

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