To many the dream of the Anderson Silva super fights fell apart the second that Chris Weidman’s fist touched Anderson’s jaw, but apparently nobody told Anderson Silva that everything fell apart, as he still has his sights set on those super fights. Dana White felt that when Anderson lost to Weidman that those super fights fell apart, and rightfully so, but Silva seems to think that they are still within his reach and would remain marketable.
Anderson still really seems to want to fight GSP and his reasoning is actually quite sound.
“I really wanted this fight to happen,” Anderson Silva said during a radio interview to “Panico”, on Friday, about facing GSP. “He’s a guy that plays by the rules, doesn’t take too many risks. That fight may happen, or maybe not. He said he doesn’t want it, I don’t know. I’ll train and remain focused to fight (Weidman) on Dec. 28.”
“He’s like that (Ayrton) Senna’s rival. They used to compete at the same time and one of them was technical and the other played by the rules. (GSP) is the UFC’s Alain Prost,” Silva added, comparing himself to Brazilian racing driver Senna, who won three Formula One world championships.