The MMA world was left stunned on Saturday night at UFC 162 after UFC middleweight Anderson Silva was flattened by a well-placed series of punches from new champion Chris Weidman. It sounds like Silva may have also been in shock moments after the finish, stating he didn’t want a second shot at beating Weidman when it appears there’s little else he’d like more.
According to a report from MMAFighting, a source with close ties to Silva said “The Spider” changed his tune within hours of the first loss of his UFC career and would fight Weidman again this weekend if offered the opportunity. As such, an extremely motivated Silva is aiming for his rematch to take place in 2013 rather than next February as initially rumored.
Silva’s stumble to Weidman came after the typically brilliant Brazilian went overboard with his showboating and got caught. The defeat dropped his record to 33-5 and marked the first time he’d ever been stopped with strikes.