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Anderson Silva Pulls Back on Declining Rematch, Wants Time to Ponder Future

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Although Anderson Silva shunned initial ideas of an immediate rematch after losing his belt to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, he now wants to take a step back.

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Post #1   7/7/13 12:03:23PM   

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This is BS, if he wants to wait let him, there's plenty of fighter's at 185 that want a taste of that belt. I frikkin' hate log jams like this.

Post #2   7/7/13 1:51:32PM   

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I'm okay with an immediate rematch. I have little interest in watching Weidman fight Bisping or Belfort next.

Post #3   7/7/13 4:10:41PM   

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Posted by frizzzlecake

This is BS, if he wants to wait let him, there's plenty of fighter's at 185 that want a taste of that belt. I frikkin' hate log jams like this.



Oh yeah because there's someone else at 185 who is more deserving than a guy who's like 17-1 in the UFC.

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Posted by frizzzlecake

This is BS, if he wants to wait let him, there's plenty of fighter's at 185 that want a taste of that belt. I frikkin' hate log jams like this.



Oh yeah because there's someone else at 185 who is more deserving than a guy who's like 17-1 in the UFC.



good call jay. I knew Silva wouldn't step back. Everyone says emotional shit after a loss, especially via TKO

Post #5   7/7/13 6:04:55PM   

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After watching The Spider get squished last night I was expecting it to rain all day today.

Post #6   7/7/13 8:59:01PM   

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Posted by Webbie

After watching The Spider get squished last night I was expecting it to rain all day today.



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I'm fine with an immediate rematch. I think it makes the most sense personally. Belfort wouldn't be a bad option either. Weidman/Belfort is an excellent fight.

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Posted by Webbie

I'm okay with an immediate rematch. I have little interest in watching Weidman fight Bisping or Belfort next.



Little interest in Weidman-Belfort? Sounds like a knee-jerk reaction to an opinion you disagree with. I don't see how anyone wouldn't be very interested in seeing that fight. I don't have any problem with an immediate rematch given the current state and history of the MW division, but if Silva wants his 6 months in between fights or for some other reason doesn't want to do an immediate rematch, there is no other matchup that is better right now. Bisping shouldn't even get a mention for a title shot right now. He's only beaten Belcher since getting stopped by Belfort. I know guys have gotten title shots with less, but they were not exactly earned. Bisping is probably only a top 10 win away, but he finds himself in a pretty familiar position; he's right on the cusp, but with at least 1 guy more deserving ahead of him.

Post #9   7/8/13 7:00:15AM   

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I just feel like Andy did everything in his power to win the first fight and still loss. I just don't know what he could possibly do different... other than fight him of course.

Post #10   7/8/13 9:13:39AM   

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if there is no rematch then it has to be vitor who gets the next shot. I guess Anderson is taking a page from Dwight Howard's book and keeping everyone waiting.

Post #11   7/8/13 12:46:39PM