The biggest piece of the Andy and Chris Super Rematch puzzle has just fallen into place: it sounds like Anderson Silva has emerged from his state of shock and realized “Why yes, I do kinda want to redeem myself.” Via MMA Fighting:
According to sources very close to the former UFC middleweight champion, Silva changed his tune about not fighting Weidman again just hours after he was knocked out by Weidman at UFC 162 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The sources said they have never seen Silva so motivated to fight someone, and that a little over 24 hours after the loss Silva was jokingly wishing the rematch could happen this week. That’s how badly he wants to avenge his loss to Weidman.
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the rematch has yet to be announced by the UFC, said Silva’s preference would be to fight Weidman again this year, not in February, as has been discussed by UFC president Dana White.
Which of course perfectly sets up that New Years Eve bizniz we heard about yesterday. If Gypsy Curse Lady continues to slack off, that sets up a pretty amazing run for the end of the year: Jones vs. Gustafsson in September, Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 in October, St. Pierre vs. Hendricks in November, and Weidman vs. Silva in December. Leaving Rousey vs. Tate to overflow into the beginning of February. Hey, maybe they’ll pull a Hobbit and add a couple extra episodes to this season of TUF, just so we can really bask in the inferno of hate Ronda and Miesha project towards each other. Whatever ends up happening, having so many blockbuster fights that one gets pushed back a little isn’t that bad of a problem to have.