Full Contact Fighter’s “The Daily Takedown”: If He Rebounds, Anderson Silva’s UFC 162 Loss May Be Best Thing To Ever Happen To Him
By Joshua Molina
Losing may have been the best thing to ever happen to Anderson Silva.
With the big moment over, Silva can focus on great fighting, and not just his incredible undefeated streak.
Had the New England Patriots lost during the regular season in 2008, the pressure to remain undefeated through a Super Bowl run wouldn’t have been there. They could have just worried about winning that day — instead of choking.
Silva no longer has to worry about losing. Now he can just go out there and win.
Even though Chris Weidman cleaned his clock, Silva still looks like the favorite in the rematch.
Silva is in a perfect position to bounce back and show the world that he is better than Weidman.
If you are Silva’s scriptwriter, here’s what you say:
“Prior to my fight with Chris Weidman, everyone believed I was the greatest mixed martial artist in the world. Have you all turned on me so quickly? I am here to tell you I am the Greatest of All Time. Even the greatest loses every now and then. I am going to prove to the world that Chris Weidman didn’t beat Anderson Silva. Anderson Silva beat Anderson Silva. Chris Weidman can’t beat me. He can only get lucky. But I promise you this. The next time I step into the cage with Chris Weidman I will prove to the world that Weidman’s victory was a fluke. I dare him to do it again. I dare him to step into the cage with me again. I will show the world that Weidman is a fluke and next time he will fall to my left hook.”
Silva needs to use the Weidman loss as motivation to get better. If he plays his cards right, he can turn this whole thing around.
Heroes, legends and icons are made from overcoming adversity.
Silva very much still controls his own destiny.
Is Anderson Silva the Greatest of All Time?
We don’t know. Not yet.