While many fans continue to cross their fingers in the hope that Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafssson II will get signed, thankfully the MMA world already has Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva II to look forward to. Even though the championship bout won’t take place until December 28th at UFC 168, there continues to be plenty of discussion about the Las Vegas bound scrap.
Heading into their initial meeting at UFC 162, Silva and Weidman were pretty respectful of each other, and so far that hasn’t really changed since the latter’s knockout. That said, Silva has made several interesting comments about his previous performance, as well as what he’s got planned for UFC 168.
Case in point, while appearing on the latest edition of “The MMA Hour“, here is some of what “The Spider” had to say about the upcoming rematch.
“I (will) give back the knockout,” Silva relayed. “I’m working hard now. Chris is the new champion and is a great fighter, but I’m training hard. The new Anderson is coming.”
“I (will) train more jiu-jitsu because Weidman come to fight me and (won’t) stand up together in this fight,” he said. “Go for the ground, go for the ground. I train more jiu-jitsu, and ninjitsu.”
Ninjitsu huh? December 28th can’t get here soon enough. Not only will the card feature Weidman-Silva II, but also Rousey-Tate II, Browne-Barnett, Hall-Leben and Poirier-Brandao.
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