“Not much is gonna change. I’ve got to maintain what got me here and what kept me happy all these years, so the style remains the same. I want to go out there and do my job. I want to get better as a human and as an athlete, and if in the end I’m supposed to be the champion, then God’s gonna make me the champion.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-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.