But what if?… NOPE. The pound-for-pound great will not go away that easy. In the outcome that Silva actually learns how to lose a fight in the UFC, President Dana White has already clarified that we will see Chris Weidman vs. Silva II (notice the name switch).
“I’d do the rematch the next fight. 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.”
Not a surprise as we’ve seen the same happen when Penn lost to Edgar the first time. Now lets say that Anderson walks away with another title defense. What or who’s next? When White was asked if it would be a super-fight with Jones or GSP, it sure sounds to be the plan.
“He’s on board to fight either one of them,” said White.
Wait…, both proposed super-fight opponents, Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre have already been schedules to fight their weight classes respective top contenders. Dana White clarifies that the star power of Silva trumps names like Johny Hendricks and Alexander Gustafsson.
“Fights that don’t matter don’t make money,” White said. “If he makes it to 10, which if he makes it to 10, nobody better deny that he’s the f–king greatest of all time, but he wants big fights that are going to make money. He wants fights that are going to cement his legacy.”
“None of them like to say in public, they care about making money, too.”
– Via MMAJunkie