“There’s no pressure from the UFC or people in particular; it’s just the pressure overall that once you start winning, you can’t lose. People expect you to win once you’re winning a lot of fights. Being an elite athlete, you’ve always got to be winning. You can never rest. Never.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
There are plenty of people out there willing to write UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman’s win over divisional great Anderson Silva as a stroke of luck based on the Brazilian’s decision to drop his hands as a means of enticing the current title-holder to engage while standing. However, Silva isn’t one of them. The 38-year old legend recently spoke to UFC.com in lieu of locking horns with Weidman again tomorrow night at UFC 168 where he showed nothing but respect for the current 185-pound king while also going into the sense of relief he’s felt without the title in tow and how he’ll be approaching action in the rematch.