Everyone eventually loses. Michael Jordan went out on the perfect, last second shot, only to mar it with another comeback and a few underwhelming seasons with the Wizards. Ali lost his last two fights. Look at Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Fedor and on and on and on — the sport will eventually pass you by, no man is immortal.
Anderson Silva might be.
Sure, Chris Weidman has every tool needed to beat Anderson, but the irony is not lost on me when he says he’s been training for Silva for his entire career, while his entire career isn’t even as long as Anderson’s title reign. Two months from now we will see if the greatest champion this sport has ever seen will fall to the hands of Weidman, and until then, we can expect plenty of this kind of talk from Weidman, I.E. the same confidence he’s been spouting for almost a year after his knockout of Mark Munoz.
“When I started MMA about four years ago, (Silva) was the champion at 185. When I made the decision to go to 185, I had to believe I could...