TORRANCE, Calif. – The same game plan that saw Anderson Silva suffering his first UFC loss will be the same one to exact revenge in the rematch.
On Monday, Silva told reporters that despite being knocked out when holding his hands low and taunting Chris Weidman at UFC 162, he will change nothing about how he approaches the UFC middleweight title fight in their UFC 168 rematch.
“I no change nothing,” Silva said during the UFC 168 World Tour stop in Los Angeles. “This is me, Anderson.”
Silva explained that Weidman is no different than any other man. The look on his face was one that described a man that finds it preposterous that Silva would change anything about the way he’s fought in years before.
Weidman, who defeated Silva in the second round of their pay-per-view main event in July, became the only man ever to better Silva in the octagon. Since then, little has changed in terms of the public’s perspective on him being the underdog.
Being the favorite again, Silva looks at UFC 168 main event the same way he did when leading into their first fight – with a shoulder shrug.
“Normal,” he said when asked how he views Weidman leading into their rematch. “Two legs, two arms, normal.”