Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 7/13/13
Well, that didn’t take too long. Exactly one week after former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) lost his crown to Chris Weidman, then proceeded to claim he wasn’t interested in a rematch with the man who abruptly snapped his seven-year reign, UFC president Dana White announced Saturday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Silva has in fact agreed to a sequel. Although Weidman entered UFC 162 as a 2-to-1 underdog, many MMA experts predicted he would dethrone the UFC’s most decorated champion. After Weidman scored an early takedown, Silva got to his feet and began to feel really comfortable inside the Octagon. In fact, he was far too comfortable. Silva started to clown Weidman by keeping his hands down and daring “The All-American” to punch him in the face. Seventy eight seconds into the second round and Silva found himself unconscious in the canvas. Silva had rattled off 17 straight victories prior to last weekend’s upset special. “The Spider” had owned a UFC record 10 successf...
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