Now if Anderson Silva does in fact fight Chris Weidman later this year and defeats him, does that nullify every conspiracy theory that was manifested last week? If he planned to lose to him in the first match, then why would he accept and defeat Weidman in a second match? For the PPV dollars? With Nike and Burger King in his corner, I get a feeling that Anderson Silva isn’t exactly hurting for cash. Perhaps Anderson Silva wanted to defeat Chris Weidman in such a way that he needed to lose to him first in order to truly crush his dreams and aspirations as the new UFC middleweight champion. Who knows, calling Silva a ‘complex guy’ is an understatement.
According to Ariel Helwani from ‘sources that are close to Anderson Silva,’ The Spider has never been as motivated to fight anyone as he is in a rematch with Chris Weidman and he even jokingly said he would face Weidman this week.
Helwani also stated that a special The MMA Hour will happen tomorrow in which Silva vs. Weidman II will most likely be announced for the UFC event on December 28, bumping Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate to the February 1st Superbowl card.
We should also point out that the betting lines have already been established for this fight — and Anderson Silva is still a -220 favorite.