I’m still having a very difficult time formulating what happened last night. Absolute props to Chris Weidman — he did it — but Anderson also beat himself by playing the game far, far too much, and it cost him his title, and ever so slightly, his legacy. Now Weidman is the champ, Anderson said he doesn’t want to fight for the belt anymore, and there is a rematch clause still on the table that no one knows if Anderson will accept it.
I will tell you what, though. A rematch would be bigger than the Chael fight, and I hope it happens. Because this video showing Chris Weidman calling Anderson a “disrespectful piece of ****” can’t make Anderson happy.