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Anderson Silva gets rematch with UFC 162 loss; with win, superfight on table

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Anderson Silva's record-breaking run in the UFC has earned him an immediate rematch should Chris Weidman take his middleweight title on Saturday at UFC 162.

"I'd do the rematch the next fight," UFC President Dana White on Monday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Guy hasn't lost in the UFC ever, has beat everybody. He loses that fight, he's the guy for a rematch if he wants it."

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Post #1   7/1/13 5:36:43PM   

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I'm pulling for Silva but this is BS. If he loses, he loses. What's the point of putting the belt on the line if there will be an automatic rematch if he loses?

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Posted by FastKnockout

I'm pulling for Silva but this is BS. If he loses, he loses. What's the point of putting the belt on the line if there will be an automatic rematch if he loses?



Money, Money, and he earned it.

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I'm pulling for Silva but this is BS. If he loses, he loses. What's the point of putting the belt on the line if there will be an automatic rematch if he loses?



Money, Money, and he earned it.



I disagree with the whole 'earned' it view. You earn a chance at the belt by fighting top contenders. If you lose the belt, you should have to make your way back up. GOAT or not.

Post #5   7/1/13 6:11:37PM   

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I'm cool with it.

As many immediate rematches as there's already been I don't see why Anderson should be denied the same opportunity.

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Posted by FastKnockout

I'm pulling for Silva but this is BS. If he loses, he loses. What's the point of putting the belt on the line if there will be an automatic rematch if he loses?



Money, Money, and he earned it.



I disagree with the whole 'earned' it view. You earn a chance at the belt by fighting top contenders. If you lose the belt, you should have to make your way back up. GOAT or not.



In most cases I'd agree, but even with a loss Anderson would still be the top contender.

I think once you've held and defended the belt more than a couple times you've earned the right to rematch the person who finally beats you.

If Weidman beats him to take the title, he should be able to beat him again in a rematch.

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Posted by FlashyG


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Posted by FastKnockout

I'm pulling for Silva but this is BS. If he loses, he loses. What's the point of putting the belt on the line if there will be an automatic rematch if he loses?



Money, Money, and he earned it.



I disagree with the whole 'earned' it view. You earn a chance at the belt by fighting top contenders. If you lose the belt, you should have to make your way back up. GOAT or not.



In most cases I'd agree, but even with a loss Anderson would still be the top contender.

I think once you've held and defended the belt more than a couple times you've earned the right to rematch the person who finally beats you.

If Weidman beats him to take the title, he should be able to beat him again in a rematch.



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Can't wait for the super fight!

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This would be no where near as bad as some of the others that have happened...not that it's going to happen...Silva vs Jones is going to happen!

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it's almost like the UFC is expecting the Spider to take a loss.

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This would be no where near as bad as some of the others that have happened...not that it's going to happen...Silva vs Jones is going to happen!

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Posted by sparky

it's almost like the UFC is expecting the Spider to take a loss.



I'm guessing someone asked him the question straight out and he was just answering.

I'm okay with them giving him the instant rematch more than any other fighter on the roster. As a fan it's nice to see different fighters matched up every single time, but Silva has earned his chance to call a lot of the shots as long as he keeps fighting and keeps winning. Plus if Weidman wins there is going to be a decent sized part of the fans saying that it was a fluke, so a rematch would settle it for the reasonable folks in that group, and of course there will be the others that will always insist they were both lucky/flukish wins should Weidman win 2 fights. I'm personally thinking the superfight is where this is going though, so it won't matter what Dana said anyway.

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With the rematches Edgar got, there is NO QUESTION Silva deserves a shot right away. Anderson is the best fighter ever in the UFC and his winning record in the UFC is the best out of anyone, why would anyone complain or question? I hope the people up in arms now, were losing it when Edgar or others got immediate rematches.

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Only way I think he would deserve an immediate rematch if he loses is if it is like Rua vs Machida 1 and it ends in him losing a very close and controversial decision. But if from the opening bell he gets dominated and especially if he gets finished, then for no real reason for a rematch.

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