If Anderson Silva chose to leave the world of MMA in 2003, it would have been impossible for Chael Sonnen to say 'Ed, pray to whatever Demon effigy you prance and dance in front of with your piglet tribe of savages that I decide not to CRUCIFY you.' Nor would he make the statement of 'I'm gonna leave Anderson Silva as horizontal as I left Suge Knight about 6 months ago in front of TAO.' Truth is after Pride FC, Anderson Silva tried to bum cash off him in order to leave MMA and open up a car wash. That's right, a friggin' car wash. Where's your liquid soap primer at now, playboy? Most of you won't get that reference because like the rest of the MMA world, you've erased UFC 112 from your memory. Shame on you, that was Anderson Silva's greatest performances.
Big Nog eventually convinced him that he would be the greatest fighter that ever lived, and well, Chris Weidman wants to ruin that legacy. Check out this Karyn Bryant interview from Fuel TV with The Spider discussing the time when he nearly left the sport he eventually perfected.