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UFC 162 Results: Chris Weidman Shocks the World, KO’S Anderson Silva!

Posted on by Ken Pishna

04-Chris-Weidman-UFC-162-weigh-2Chris Weidman said he wasn’t afraid of stepping into the Octagon with Anderson Silva heading into Saturday night’s UFC 162 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

He didn’t show any fear at the opening of the fight, and he certainly didn’t show any when he knocked Anderson Silva out early in the second round.

Many people said he could do it, many didn’t believe it… but in the end, Chris Weidman became the new UFC middleweight champion in the world.

Weidman took the fight to Silva, putting him on the mat and scoring with his ground and pound attack in round one. He switched gears, attacking with a couple leg lock attempts, but Silva escaped back to his feet and started to taunt Weidman.

Silva’s approach seemed to be working as he danced around the Octagon, clapping his hands, tapping himself on the chin, urging Weidman to engage, and then evading his punches, countering with sharp leg kicks.

The man many consider the greatest mixed martial artist of all time continued his dancing around and toying with Weidman in the second round, trying to coax Weidman into a mistake.

That proved to be a mistake for Silva.

Little more than a minute into the second round, Silva was dancing around with his hands at his sides, when Weidman moved in and crushed him with a left hook that sent the champion to the canvas.

Avoiding the deer-in-the-headlights look that you might expect from such a turn of events, Weidman immediately pounced on Silva, landing a couple more punches for good measure, before referee Herb Dean stepped in to wave off the fight.

It was that quick, that simple, and Chris Weidman became the UFC middleweight champion of the world.

All confidence before the fight, Weidman seemed somewhat in disbelief after he accomplished his goal.

“He’s unbeatable, the fricking Bruce Lee of mixed martial arts,” he said after the fight. “Only God could make this possible.”

Weidman said he expected Silva to employ the tack he did, taunting the New Yorker, but he knew patience was the key.

“I just knew little by little, I’m gonna keep on him and when he’s sleeping, I’m gonna get him,” said the new champion.

“I just have to say all respect to Anderson Silva. I’ll give him and immediate rematch if he wants to do it.”

Silva, however, said that he didn’t want a rematch. In fact, he almost sounded relieved to no longer carry the weight of champion on his shoulders as well as around his waist.

“Chris is the champion now,” said Silva, head held high. “I finish my work. I know more fight for the belt. I fight for the belt for a long time. I’m tired.”

That almost sounds as if he were preparing to retire, but Silva that’s not the case either.

“No (I’m not retiring). I have 10 more fights. I fight no more for the belt.”

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  • Sir_Roy

    And new Middleweight Champion of the world … Damn that kid has a great career ahead of him.

    • Giovanni

      Sure, great career…LOL…to all those who think Weidman actually won are delusional and in for a rude awakenening when he defends his title for the first time. Silva pretty much gave away his belt tonight. I’m disappointed that he did so, but I don’t blame him. He’s already accomplished all that he wanted in the sport and his personal life.

      • woodythewino

        Why didn’t Silva simply finish him then?Like ThumbYummy said, he thought he could slip Chris’ punches like he did against everybody else…everybody except Chael, and Chris is a more well-rounded version. Ignoring predictions from actual fighters is delusional.

    • Ali25403

      You are impressed by that victory? Not taking anything away from Weidman at all but he had a human punching bag standing in front of him. Silva made a joke of himself, the belt, & the UFC. I could go to a local bar and watch drunk clowns put on a more professional fight than that.

      • Ian Price

        You’re joking, right? Ok then, what if Anderson had evaded 3-4 more advances, then landed a couple strikes himself that KO’ed Weidman. Then you’ll come to this site and post how masterful Silva was. I call BS. Anderson was thinking “you couldn’t take me down, now we have to stand up, so welcome to my world”.

        • Ali25403

          I am not a Silva fan in any way. Congrats to Weidman. I’m glad Silva got knocked out. I’m just pissed that Silva made a joke of the entire “fight”. I’m not even saying Weidman couldn’t beat Silva otherwise. I’m just saying I don’t think Silva wanted to win. I paid hard earned money to watch 2 people fight. One person did, the other acted like he was in circus. Congrats to the new champ

      • silvas daddy

        Believe me, you cant take anything from weidman even if you tried

  • Chase Brian Beebe

    I said this all along and got hassled for it, feels good to shut those people up now

    • kbroesq

      You got hassled for a reason. Even after seeing it happen, no one should be ashamed for feeling that Weidman was not going to beat Silva.

      I never told people they were wrong when they said Weidman was going to win. My biggest problem was the confidence people had in Weidman; like they were CERTAIN he would win; based upon what? A horrible win over Maia and and a nice KO over Munoz.

      It’s just was not enough to be so supremely confident; I still feel the same way.

      • Ian Price

        After 3-4 title defenses, we can resume discussions

        • Thomas Wern

          That’s true.

      • shakejunt

        people were confident because he had all the tools to pose problems. you can’t justify someone hassling him or anyone else

      • silvas daddy

        Denying reality? You may want to see a doctor.I’m sure that is a symptom to some disorder. So sad

      • Thomas Wern

        I agree, I wasn’t sure who was going to win either, but I was very surprise how it ended.

    • silvas daddy

      I agree. Wheres combat science, toom, tim malone, p3ezy, etc… they were always on my case for believing in the american, wanting me to change my name.i will change it, but not today. Feels good in the winners circle

      • young

        dont forget james velasquez that dude was licking silva’s ass for a minute now

        • silvas daddy

          Truth!!!

    • The Best Eva

      Ya but you’re probably one of those goons that says he’s going to lose every time he fights.

  • kbroesq

    I’ve never ran to my computer so fast to type a comment. I’m happy with the result because I really like Weidman, and it’s nice to see that he’s about to get paid with all the crap that’s happened to him in the last few years.

    HOWEVER, the biggest problem I have with that fight is this: do we really know who the best MW is after that fight?

    Who is confident enough to say that had Silva put his hands up and really try that Weidman would have won that fight. To be clear, I’m not saying Weidman would not have won, but I don’t think anyone can disagree with me that we would have seen a completely different fight. Personally, I think Silva would have won based upon what I saw in the minute before the KO and the first round. I have to admit I have liked it before when Silva has played around and won, but this was just way too much, and he robbed the fans of the fight we should have seen. Again, I’m not saying Silva would have won, but it would have been a better fight, and we would have truly known who the best MW is.

    After seeing his post fight interview, I almost feel like Silva didn’t want to be champ anymore. He has enough money and other endeavors. I just don’t think he is passionate about fighting.

    • Ali25403

      Very well said. Agree 100%

    • Real

      he been hanging around too much w/ BJ Penn

    • Chase Brian Beebe

      Whatever lets you sleep at night

    • Rob

      According to Silva, he did it to coax Weidman in to trading punches rather than taking it to the ground. Weidman had an instinct to go for it, about one second before he did. He felt he could catch him with his long arms.

      With that said, Silva had a minor freak-out at the end of round one. Did Weidman’s unshakable confidence get to Silva? I suspect it did.

    • silvas daddy

      I think silva was in that ring, wasn’t he? Yep, i checked, he was, lol

    • silvas daddy

      Silvas gorilla kung fu failed him miserably

  • Ed5

    Weidman will lose almost immediately and that belt will bounce around all over the place like the Light-Heavyweight belt did between Lidell’s era and Jon Jones

    • Danny Ck

      sore loser ,he still beat the best

      • Giovanni

        He’s not a sore loser, he’s just stating a fact. Even Weidman’s face showed that Anderson pretty much gave him the belt.

        • Ian Price

          Anderson realized Chris was better, so he tried to play mind games. He really was trying to win. He tried some punches and kicks and was himself frustrated. I watched the fight, and that’s what I saw.

          • Guest

            I was thinking that too. I picked Weidman to finish Silva. I even posted that on my FB page and I was thrilled to see it happen. But I was watching the showboating and thinking the same thing that apparently Weidman was ie he was gonna catch him.
            It was way too much showboating and in retrospect I am wondering if Silva felt he had to get Weidman mentally off his game and keep the fight on its feet in order to win. After all, when Weidman took Silva down he landed some big shots.
            Maybe Sliva broke mentally.

          • Rob

            I was thinking that too. I picked Weidman to finish Silva. I even posted
            that on my FB page and I was thrilled to see it happen. But I was
            watching the showboating and thinking the same thing that apparently
            Weidman was ie he was gonna catch him.

            It was way too much
            showboating and in retrospect I am wondering if Silva felt he had to get
            Weidman mentally off his game to keep the fight on its feet in order
            to win. After all, when Weidman took Silva down he landed some big
            shots.

            There is no other way to explain how he could have been so disrespectful to an obviously talented Weidman.

            Maybe Sliva broke mentally.

          • Manuel Lopez

            I agree.

        • Manuel Lopez

          Nobody gives anything away dude, you don’t go thru full training camps, make team mates spar with you, have coaches go over game plans, have uFC run promos, set up an entire ppv card around you so that you can hang something over. Had Silva knocked Weidman out with his Matrix style you’d be saying what a superman he is and how Weidman didn’t belong in there, and since the Matrix antics backfired now you claim Silva just handed the belt over. Weidman beat Silva, he is the better fighter right now. End of story.

    • Ian Price

      Can you at least wait 3 days for stupid comments like that? No time for the victors to celebrate? (No Pun intended)

      • Ed5

        Whatever internet tough guy…I bet I’d beat your ass…lol

        • Ian Price

          1. I never said I was a tough guy.

          2. You’ll probably be able to beat me.

          3. Sorry I called you stupid.

          4. Now do you feel better?

          • Ed5

            Thank you… now we’re friends…lol

    • Baller31

      What a dumb comment.

      • Kris-tyahn

        No kidding right, Weidman KOs the “GOAT” and has finished EVERY opponent he’s fought, when es had a full training camp. And he made Silva look like a jack ass, when he pretended to be hurt as then Weidman hits Silva with a not so powerful left jab. It was extra sweet considering Silva decided NOT to touch gloves when Herb Dean told then to touch gloves if they wanted to. Classless Silva went out like a jack ass he was in this fight and other fights s Cote, Maia and Leites!!! AND NEW MW CHAMPIONNN Chris Weidman!!

      • Ed5

        You’re dumb!

        • Baller31

          Your opinion shows a decided lack of intelligence. You think an undefeated fighter, who just finished…not just beat, but ktfo the greatest ever, can’t hold on to the belt. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

          • Werdoomb

            Lyoto machida and Cain Velasquez, although either of them fought the likes of Anderson Silva.

            But you are probably right. I always had issues with the talent level of 185. I doubt Vitor, Chael, Yushin, or any of those top 5 guys can give CW trouble.

  • Giovanni

    Say what you want, but Silva gave away the belt to Weidman. Silva could’ve crushed Weidman, but he chose not to do it. He’s got it made in life, he no longer cared about the belt or being champion. Look at him, he got paid 600k just to dance around for a few minutes and then let himself get KO’ed. I wouldn’t care about no belt if I got paid that kind of money just to show up to a fight.

    I hope the UFC decides to give Vitor his title shot now that Silva doesn’t want an immediate rematch. Good luck Weidman holding on to that belt. Oh boy, that belt is gonna change champions like a chick changes underwear during her period…LOL

    I feel bad for Chris Weidman, he knows deep inside Anderson let him walk away with the belt. Again, people can say what they want, but Silva chose to give this kid the belt because he no longer wants to train for 5 minute rounders. He wants to fight his 10 fights and make tons of money without having to train as much. Smart move for a guy his age.

    • Drew

      What did Silva do that was any different than any other fight? He almost always dsirespects his opponents and tries that s***. He deserved to lose.

    • Chase Brian Beebe

      even in defeat you guys don’t shut up smh

      • kbroesq

        I totally agree with him and not only am I happy that Weidman won, but I wanted him to win this whole time.

        Why do you associate comments like this with ‘defeat’ and the guy below calls us the ‘losers.’

        We didn’t fight. We’re just saying what we saw based upon the facts. I’m not biased at all. In fact, if anything, I’m more biased in favor of Weidman. I think Silva was done.

        • John Bunch

          You honestly think, and I quote Gio, “Again, people can say what they want, but Silva chose to give this kid
          the belt because he no longer wants to train for 5 minute rounders” You truly believe he lost on purpose because he’s tired of training for 5 round fights?

          • Lucas Freire

            I don’t think the reasons are as clear as this, even because if training was the problem, why the hell would he sign a 10-fight contract?
            As much as I thought Silva would win easily, I always knew Weidman was a big prospect. What I think that was doubtful was the way it happened. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had gotten caught on that kneebar.
            But this KO? Silva lost because he didn’t commit himself to this fight. He was fat, slow, and lost to a great fighter. What I agree with Gio is the fact that I don’t believe Weidman is able to hold the belt for too long.

          • John Bunch

            I respect that position bro…Gio is just going off the deep end on his theories for the loss. We all know and saw Silva lose because he let his emotions get the better of him and he let his clowning go too far. I hope D White has the cash to convince hoim for a rematch…would love to Silva come in foucsed. But listening to his speech, it was like listening to Fedor when Werdum beat him.

          • Sir_Roy

            Or, he was taunting Weidman to bang with him, presenting his chin on a silver platter, so he could get the loss he wanted (i.e. via KO) and win big with the bookies. Really look at all his pre fight interviews. It’s all written there, not so deep between the lines. He’ll get his immediate, and promised, rematch. A rematch guaranteed him before the fight.

            I saw Weidman from the get go as a legitimate threat. And he is. But the manner in which the fight went down, the build up interviews setting it all up … and his history of playing with time in the Octagon (Maia anyone?) … it just smells bad. He had more to win losing.

            It’s a game. A crappy one, but it is what it is nonetheless.

          • Kris-tyahn

            Really … Weidman won’t hold the belt for long?! Who in the hell is going to beat him if not Silva?! NO ONE!! Not at MW! Every time Weidman’s had a full training camp, the guy has finished EVERY opponent he’s fought. He’s got sick wrestling and KYTFO power in both hands, ask Silva!! KYTFO = knock you the f*** out!!! He also got patience, which pissed Silva off!!! What I loves the most was Silva not touch gloves before the fight when Herb Dean asked them and Weidman went to touch. LOVE how Silvas eyes rolled back in to his head! Looked just like Evans ….. Bahahahaha

          • victor

            I have to agree again. These anti americans dont like a american white champ. I dont care what color a fighter is but it seems that its the “in thing ” to go against the american .

          • Thomas Wern

            I agree, I thought Weidman was going to fall for it, but he didn’t, that tells me he was ready for this fight. I love how Silva got mad after the first round, that was great. lol

          • Thomas Wern

            No, he lost because of his pride. He really thought he was going to clean Weidman’s clock, Well guess what, he got his clock clean.

          • silvas daddy

            Fat? Surely he made the weight limit. I remember all the excuses silva made not to fight weidman the exterminator.the kids not ready, lol. The man was certainly ready and silva knew it all along

          • Kris-tyahn

            Yeah that makes sense bc when Silva fights again, he’ll be fighting as the main event, which just so happens to be 5 ROUNDS u idiot!!! Bahahahaha Silva but huggers at their best! I love the intelligence and logic they’re coming up with!!!

            PS AND NEW MW CHAMPION …. Chris Weidman!!! 10-0

          • silvas daddy

            So true so true.
            I’m so happy the american won.yea

    • Ali25403

      You are exactly right. That was a complete embarrassment! I didn’t care who won, just wanted to see a great fight. Instead, I watched a clown show.

    • System

      I’ve been lurking mma forums for years and finally made an account to respond to this garbage, I knew as soon as Weidman won people were going to start saying that Silva gave the belt away and wasn’t trying. He deserves to get smashed for disrespecting his opponents.

    • John Bunch

      You really think he didn’t care after seeing all the emotion he was showing? His corner even had to tell him to calm down. I guess we were watching different fights.

      • Marcus Miles

        Anderson had a melt down. He would have lost in a different fashion if he actually tried to fight Weidman. Anderson threw the fight hands down. I don’t think anyone cares if Silva lost as long as he went in there and fought to the best of his abilities. I have only seen Silva act like that AFTER he had already put a beating on his opponent, not before hand. I had a feeling Silva was gonna lose but not like this.

      • Thomas Wern

        I know, these people are nothing but idiots. You know, I would love to see Silva move up a weight class and fight Jones. Then he could get he clock clean again.

    • Ian Price

      I don’t think he face Chris the belt. I really think he got dazed a bit from those hard punches to the head in round 1, and realized his only shot at beating Weidman was to sucker punch him by dancing around a bit like he always does. But he didn’t realize that Chris has been visualizing this song and dance for years. He knew Anderson was going to bob left, weave right, etc. just because Forrest couldn’t touch him doesn’t mean others couldn’t.

      • drkdisciple

        i hope you are kidding?….”his only shot at beating Weidman was to sucker punch him by dancing?” lollllllllllllllllllllllll……….what fight were you watching?

        • silvas daddy

          Sucker punch is a punch that is thrown before a fight is started and usually starts tha fight.this fight was well into 2nd rd. So sad

        • Thomas Wern

          lol

      • woodythewino

        Amen. Folks quickly forget that Sonnen dropped him twice and even Maia started landing punches when he realized he couldn’t get the fight to the ground (which is probably why Silva started running). Haven’t we learned by now that nobody is invincible?

    • Baller31

      Yeah, he walked away with the belt while silva was unconscious. Get over the fact that silva got beat down.

      • Sir_Roy

        Silva got KO’d yes, and you know my mind on the subject. You know I see Weidman as a legitimate threat. I still do of course.

        I simply encourage you to look at the pre fight interviews some more and re-watch the fight. Silva was taunting so Weidman would bang with him, sure, and so he could win big with the bookies by losing via KO. Not saying he wouldn’t have lost anyway, I just feel he presented his chin and served it to the bookies is all.

        Silva predicted losing via KO to Weidman in an interview not long before the fight in a very unconventional manner. Wasn’t all sarcastic. Just saying, there is something to look at there. Handing his belt off to Wiedman as well? Talking in another interview like he had already lost the fight? It smells bad. It’s not like he hasn’t played with time before either … stretching Maia for 5 rounds? What bookie would take odds for Maia lasting 5 rounds with Anderson … ? Another huge cash in … I don’t know. There’s something there.

    • silvas daddy

      I feel bad for you, ease up lil buddy. Breathe, take a breath.so sad

    • Kris-tyahn

      Bahahahaha okay nut hugger, whatever helps you sleep at night! Silva lost bc he took Weidman “the boy” for granted! I’m some glad he got KTFO the way he did, acting like a jack ass!!! Silva never did that to someone with KO power or vs. a top striker ….. Until tonight, not sure why he thought Weidman had no power, or maybe Silva just thought he wasn’t able to get KTFO?! Either it looks good on him! A champ should never act the way he did, it’s funny how people say Rory was showing off when he fought BJ, but when Silva does it, it’s all good bc he’s Silva!!! STFU losers!!’ Silva got what he deserved, embarrassed. For all the fighters he embarrassed by being a jack ass, I LOVE IT!!! Weidman didn’t fall for Silvas taunts and that pissed Silva off, he was pissed off at the end of the 1st!!! Apparently Silvas weakness is wrestling and has a glass jaw ….. But I guess only GSP has a “glass jaw” bc Serra TKOd GSP by hitting him behind the ear?! Hahahahahah I believe Silva was hit with a semi weak left punch. LMFAO!!! But in sure Silva but huggers will have ur excuses for Silva and why he lost blah blah blah!!!

      • silvas daddy

        Yes, yes i totally agree.excellent

      • Thomas Wern

        Haaaaaaaaaa, LOVE IT.

    • Paul Cowsill

      he will have to fight belfort in brazil or japan or somewhere outside the states. there’s too much testing there for belfort, so he can’t be at his best. that’s why he’s fighting exclusively in brazil now.

    • woodythewino

      Anderson believed his own hype and paid the price. He picked the wrong guy to try and slip punches with. Notice how Chris clocked him 3 times before the KO? The only thing Silva did was land a few leg kicks. I say he loses the rematch too.

    • silvas daddy

      Silvas gorilla kung fu is no good

  • diazfan209

    Hey Weidman, want my title? SURE! THANKS!

    • John Bunch

      Funny how when he did the same stuff and won everyone said he was the GOAT…now he’s just stupid I guess. Right?

      • Baller31

        Great point.

      • diazfan209

        Fedor is the GOAT & Anderson solidified that fact with the end of his title-run w/ this embarrassing loss to the new (deserving) mw champ.

  • John Bunch

    Guys…c’mon, drop the excuses. Rationalize this all you want and wrap it up in as much window dressing as you can to make it seem legitimate…Silva did what he always does. He played games. This time, he forgot to call a timeout. Weidman clearly won round 1. All I saw Silva do was land some nasty leg kicks and do his little cha-cha dance. You have NO reason to believe the fight would have changed if it had gone any longer. If you do have a reason, then you agree that Vitor never got a chance to have his fight with Silva and that had that fight gone any longer…yada yada yada.

    • kbroesq

      “You have NO reason to believe the fight would have changed if it had gone any longer”

      Did you really just type that!? I have lots of reasons to think the fight would have been different, even if Weidman won. First, it wouldn’t just have to go longer. Also, Silva would have to put his hands up, and stop acting like a freaking idiot.

      But back to my ‘reasons’ the fight would have been different. The biggest: how about Silva has never been beat in the Octagon; how about Silva has never been knocked out…ever! How about Silva totally stuffed the last takedown of Weidman.

      It would have been completely different.

      • John Bunch

        I was just curious…you totally agreed with Giovani that Silva lost on purpose to avoid fighting 5 round fights anymore? Do you truly believe he lost on purpose?

      • John Bunch

        Trust me, when Fedor lost, I felt the same way you do right now. But that’s what Fedor does, he jumps in guys’ guards no matter how good they are on the ground. And that’s what Silva does, he mocks people into making mistakes upon which he capitalizes…I truly believe he got out “head-gamed.”

        • Rob

          I agree. Weidman was unshakable and had success in the first round.He tasted Weidman’s power on the ground and it didn’t taste anything like Chael. I wonder if Silva mentally broke. Consider the freak-out at the end of round one.

      • silvas daddy

        What happened tonight in the “real “world was silva got ktfo. In your mind, you can replay all the scenarios you want, but they wont count. So very sad.call a doctor

    • Real

      YES, you do have reason to believe the fight would have changed b/c if he was serious, he wouldn’t have gotten caught since his hands were at his waist. Plus, he already had shrugged off a takedown attempt in rd 2.

      I do think that part of Anderson’s showboating was to goad Weidman into standing w/ him and trying to KO him rather than going for the takedown…. but Anderson got too cocky and KTFO.

      • John Bunch

        I agree with your last paragraph 100%, btw. And he did stuff that 2nd round takedown…but who’s to say he would have continued to stuff them all. I’m not stupid…it’s a whole different fight if Silva drops the childish games…but Wiedman was avoiding Silva’s hands the whole time.

      • woodythewino

        Silva said that fighting with his hands down and slipping shots is his style, not showboating. I don’t think the outcome would be any different if his guard had been up…Weidman had his number.

  • ThumbYummy

    At first I thought Silva gave the fight away to Weidman…and agree with the posts that Anderson seemed relieved to not have the belt. Did Anderson fight like an animal (i.e. Rich Franklin days)? No, but Anderson fought the same way he’s fought the last 10 to 12 fights and this time it didn’t work. Weidman beat Silva the way Silva has been fighting (showboating) for years now. This coming from a die hard Silva fan who didn’t think Weidman had a shot.

    • woodythewino

      That’s how I saw it. Just because the Spider was able to bob & weave against other fighters doesn’t mean he always will avoid the punch. I think Chris is a simply a bad matchup for him. Silva may do his homework and win a rematch (I was impressed with his takedown defense in round 2), but I still favor Chris.

  • octawhat

    The build up of this fight during the pay-per-view should have served as an omen to what was going to occur in the fight. The camera shots of Roy Jones Jr in the audience, the mentioning of Anderson Silva doing things Roy did in his prime.

    Well, much like Roy, he eventually got caught doing silly things and being a second too slow.

    It will be interesting to see what Silva does next. He could potential clean out the LHW division, and set up a fight with Jon Jones. However, his loyalty to Machida may prevent that. Then there is a rumored fight with Roy Jones Jr, which would be a circus at best.

    For Weidman, and the Middleweights, it’s a fresh slate with lots of potential matchups. Could add an air of freshness to the division.

  • Guyana781

    No man with pride throws a fight, so stop it. He could easily relinquish the belt to go after Super fights. The lessons learned is respect every fighter. Overeem had to learn the hard way also. Silva embarressed opponents for 7 years with only one real challenge, which made him try new things in the ring. Silva does that every fight (Remember Forrest and Bonner) he just finally got caught.

  • Cptmats

    Silva threw this fight !

    • Chase Brian Beebe

      Yea he purposely got knocked out unconscious, I’m with you bro really

  • julian moran

    After watching the fight, it was obvious that Silva was on another level in the striking department.

    But.. he chose to play rather then fight and paid for it.

    In a rematch, If Anderson fights at his best, I am confident he would win.
    Which probably will not happen as I think Belfort would beat Weidman first.

    • Baller31

      I’m confident he was on another level too. The level he was on was the floor after getting ktfo.

  • Gary Fredericks

    I am a diehard fan of Silva’s skills but NOT as a man. This time his circus clown act just didn’t work out for him and his post fight comments show he was just using a bait and switch tactic to cover his idiotic actions in the octagon ito save face, and maybe create questions to the legitimacy of Weidman’s victory. He could have put Weidman away in the first round, no doubt about it but he chose to act a fool and got 110% of everything his actions requested. The whole “I’m tired but not retiring and no fight for title” and the other deflections he said were nothing more than the best excuse he could come up with in the heat of the moments after the fight. Why would the man be so emotional, to the point his own people told him to calm down between the rounds had he just wanted to lay down to pass on the belt? Why? It’s as simple as this people….Silva got caught clowning around. He ate a $hit sammich that he made for himself and used deflection tactics in his post fight interview to try and control the damage. Want proof? How many head punches did Silva throw? He thought he had Weidman beat and tried to make the moment last ala the Demian Maia fight. After the feeling out process he simply got over confident once he realized he could escape the best bottom pressure Weidman had to offer.

    In summary, I do not for one moment feel the better fighter one tonight, nor do I truly believe that Weidman was handed the belt. Silva made a miscalculation and got what he deserved for being a disrespectful dirtbag tonight. However, I do feel the more deserving soul did win. I hope Weidman has a long title reign and represents the belt well. He really needs more footwork and head movement to go with his high level ground work. Long live the new champ!

    Perhaps Machida will drop to middle weight now that Silva says he’s out
    of the title chase??? Would LOVE to see Weidman vs Maia for the belt
    and especially a Munoz rematch. Joe Silva’s job just got a little
    busier.

    ….but I feel really bad for you with the line that is forming to face you for that fresh gold around your waist.

  • Ryan

    Remember Anderson has lost before, maybe this is the kick in the ass that he needed to remind himself that he’s human and to stop clowning around and show us that fighter that destroyed Lieben, Franklin, Griffin, etc… No more dropping his guard and disrespecting other fighters to eventually be caught like tonight, just total domination and SMART fighting. He’ll be back.

    • Spartacus

      I Don’t doubt Anderson can come back, but really why should he? He has millions, his legacy is secure, he don’t have to fight…he’s 39 and MMA is a young person’s world. Seriously, I think we have seen the best Anderson. Sorry I disagree with you Ryan.

  • Vince

    the guy is 38 year old, but fight like an immature brat inside the octagon. Showboating like he’s in a sparring session and having a supreme confidence in his chin even at 38 year old. Thats completely crazy, you aren’t 25 year old anymore Anderson. I hope, if he fights again, we don’t see this kind of foolishness. Let’s be real though, he will probably do this kind of foolishness again!

  • Baller31

    For all you haters who still can’t believe silva got ktfo…, and say its because he was clowning, the fact is he acted like that every fight. This is the first time his opponent has been good enough to capitalize on his childish antics . Great job to Weidman. As silva said, Weidman is the best mw in the world.

  • Danny

    Glad someone taught Anderson a lesson. Dont have respect for fighters that act stupid in the cage. Anderson has danced around before but never this much, sad to see someone with so much talent basically not even try. Puts a big dent in his legacy because he didn’t lose because of skill or age he lost because of stupidity. Guys like Couture, Fedor, Lidell, and Wanderlie never did stupid things like this in the cage. Props to Weidman put Anderson in his place.

    • bizrlee

      You’re the only guy who has it right on this forum. These people who think Weidman outclassed Silva are out of their minds. Silva handed his belt away with his antics. Weidman stands no chance against the Silva that goes in the cage and is focused.

      • Thomas Wern

        Then why doesn’t he fight him again stupid? He offer it to him. Noooooo, the poor baby wants to fight ten other people instead Weidman for the championship. Give me a break.

        • bizrlee

          Well dumbass, that’s part of Silva’s dumb act. You should know this since you’re an MMA genius.

  • MMAreality

    Any of you guys that don’t believe that Anderson handed the belt to Weidman is delusional. That is sad to pay $50 to see that.

  • shakejunt

    anderson was defnitely clowning around, but he just got out-tricked.

    simply put, the backfist caught anderson off guard and made him dodge right into the range of chris’ left hook.

  • Rob

    Both Silva and Weidman will be better in the rematch. I think it could be great. Weidman takes that one too.

  • Deadz28

    Its gonna be awesome to see Weidman lose to Belfort, souza, or Machida (he’ll probably drop weight now)

    • Baller31

      I don’t see Weidman having trouble with any of those fighters.

  • silvas daddy

    Well, well well. I guess i was right. I remember everyone, who for months put up their best arguments as to why silva would win, lol. I was in the 1%, the right group

    • Werdoomb

      u weren’t in the 1%, more like 30%.

      A lot of people here were betting on Weidman, including myself.

      Only the doomb Silva nuthuggers refuse to let go of his nuts.

  • Manuel Lopez

    Ok I read all the posts here so far and cannot believe the DENIAL stage most of you are going thru. Let me tell you I never got on Silva’s bandwagon. I always thought he was disrespectful and fake! I always attributed his antics in the ring as Nothing they said is enlightening or new, nothing Weidman hasn’t been told by his camp or figured out himself anyways. Cote specifically doesn’t sound convincing. The way I see it Silva likes to intimidate those he fears… Getting in Weidman’s face like he did at the weigh ins was pure intimidation tactic, and Weidman wasn’t backing down one bit.. From that time in Australia where he took a shit on the fans and refused to engage Maia. That crappy fight with Leites. How he disrespected Belfort in the weigh ins and at the end of their fight. And his whole act in the Sonnen/Silva feud. I could tell Sonnen saw thru his falseness, his supposed invincibility… Sonnen (and now Weidman) knew he was simply another man, nothing else. Sonnen simply lacked the proper jj and stand up skills. I never saw Silva as I viewed other great hard working and truly humble champs like Frankie Edgar, Fedor Emelianenko, Rich Franklyn and GSP. I never gravitated towards Silva. I knew he was good, I couldn’t deny that, but simply put… I never respected him because he was so f***** arrogant and I KNEW that it would eventually catch up to him. Today Weidman gave me a sort of redemption. He WAS the better man today and it’s sad how most of you are in denial.

    • silvas daddy

      All true!!!

  • Informed One

    @kbroesq, yes we do know who is the best right now. Does anybody else in the world hold the lvl of accomplishment AS does? No, GSP is closest. But who is the best, that would be Weidman. As for the winner question, AS was doing that bc he was afraid to engage like he did in Rd one. He felt CW was much better on top than somebody like Sonnen, and he didn’t want any more of that. People underestimated CW standup, and now we know. He wasn’t out of shape, he isn’t getting old, he simply fought somebody with better overall skills.

    • mma

      I respect your opinion but STOP WATCHING MMA. Your absurd ignorant comments and opinions slow down logical mma conversations. What could possibly make you believe anything Weidman did bother Anderson? Wtf did Weidman do in the 1st to bother Anderson? He did nothing but walk towards Anderson and hit air and get clowned! He got lucky; thats it! Ppl need to stop over analyzing this damn fight. A superior fighter showcased his greatness only to get CAUGHT

  • Informed One

    @Rob, I totally agree man. AS was flustered at the end of #1, he didn’t want any more of that. Rd 2 he tried to outsmart CW and it didn’t work. If he would have fought without the clowning, it would have ended up like rd one and GnP would have ended his night. He simply underestimated CW’s standup, end of story.

  • mma

    Anderson Silva utterly dominated Chris Weidman! He played and toyed with him. If someone can’t see that then people need to stop watching mma. Chris did NOTHING. He knows in his mind he got lucky. He threw reaching backhand punches HOPING to land. He had no clue what to do but swing and hope to land. Anderson stuffed his takedown and got a feel for his range and distance.ALL RESPECT TO WEIDMAN! He did what he had to do. But he will be a one punch wonder. ANDERSON GOT CAUGHT PPL! THATS IT! He is still the best in the world.

    • Kenji Kent

      i agree, but had silva lost via that heel hook submission weidman had earlier in round 1, that wouldve been a better way to lose and not that embarassing knock out cos i can picture ufc using that ko in their opening montage now which could be funny.

    • Tj Gaskins

      All 3 judges gave RD 1 to Wideman, not to mention that he was up in total strikes when Anderson got KOd. Taunting like a dumbass doesn’t win fights. If you can’t see that then you need to stop watching MMA…..

    • Baller31

      He did nothing but ko your hero….easily…and suffer no damage in doing so. He beat AS on the ground, beat him standing up (landed more strikes and significant strikes), then finished him. End of story.

  • silvas daddy

    Where is combat sciences, timmy malones, tooms, p3ezy ‘s statements. I cant seem to find them.

    • tyrone

      They changed accounts

  • Guest

    glad i got to witness history in the making.

  • bizrlee

    Did anyone else catch it when Weidman was walking around the cage after the KO, a camera was on him as he muttered, “disrespectful piece of sh*t”… ha ha ha!

  • silvas daddy

    I wonder if weidman will invite silva to a bbq??? This is a great day for america. An american has prevailed against so called greatest ever!!!

    • Tj Gaskins

      2 days after Independence day no less.

    • Kenji Kent

      No need to get cocky. Just remember Frankie Edgar vs Bj Penn.

  • UFC Nuthugger!

    Congrats Chris , to be a true UFC champion you have to defend the belt successfully. Ask Rashad, Cain, Serra etc its a lot harder than you think. UFc fan no particular nuthugging going on like majority of fighters including weidman have been a fan since he beat maia, my only gripe was that he never really fought a top 4/5 guy before title fight obviously now that doesnt matter he was more than ready to be champ but i dont see him beating belfort at all. Silva beat him with the knockout from hell and jones(P4P No1) eventually took a smaller fighter apart so this will be a good fight for ufc Brazil oct/nov heard it here first (ufc media insider spoiler) its all set they will do a silva redemption story two fights then title rematch in late 2014 heard it here first..

  • ADAM WHITE

    I’m goin to eat my words an say you can’t act like a jackass forever an drop you’re hands an not get caught. I’ll also say they’ve finally learned how to rig cage fighting just like boxing.

  • WeidmanSucks

    Weidman sucks! Ok, come on…bring it on keyboard warriors! Lol

  • The Best Eva

    Don’t worry Usher was there to make Anderson feel better.

  • Spartacus

    Anderson Silva is on my short list of best P4P fighters ever (Fedor, Hoyce and Anderson). However, how can anyone be truly shocked? I said this before and I’ll reiterate it now…a fight is a fight and eventually everyone gets beat. Anderson has looked invinceable for years, except some small cracks if you look back. Travis Lutter, Dan Henderson, and Chael exposed some weakness, but Anderson was able to adjust and beat them all. Weidman is young and talented went out and threw caution out and waded through Anderson and his mystique and landed the blows that left Anderson out cold. I hate to say this but I think Anderson is at the end of his title run. At his age and his success rate inside the octagon it must be extremely hard to motivate for EVERY fight. His leagacy is secure, he should retire and be the ambassador for MMA and the UFC moving forward.
    BTW, I called Weidman for the win, thought it would be fought more in the guard and Chris is a beast there. I think the rematch will be similar with a Weidman Decision or stoppage.