If you're going to ask former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva a question, try and make it one he hasn't heard before. That seemed to be one of the main takeaways from the media scrum with Silva following Monday's stop on the UFC 168 press tour.
Silva barely endured one minute of questions before becoming exasperated, shaking his head and saying, "It's the same questions all the time, c'mon guys, please."
Most of those questions understandably focused on Silva's July 6 knockout loss to Chris Weidman and the upcoming UFC 168 rematch.
Silva answered most of those inquiries with "It's the same" or "It's normal." Suffice it to say, Silva is not planning on changing anything in his training or game plan for his rematch with Weidman.
The subject that seemed to excite Silva the most was a possible fight with former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. Silva when asked what made the fight with Roy Jones Jr. so appealing to him replied, "Every time I watch Roy Jones, I say to my dad, ‘look at this guy, he's perfect.' So, it's my dream. You have your dream, no? I have mine."
We don't know if Silva's dream boxing match will ever be realized. What we do know is that on July 6, Weidman caught Silva with a left hook that left Silva's eyes rolling back in his head. What we do know is that as Silva fell to the canvas, countless MMA fans jumped to their feet in surprise. We also know that Silva felt the knockout blow was no big deal. "Lucky, definitely lucky."
We'll find out at UFC 168 what role luck played in ending Silva's title reign.
UFC president Dana White and UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman are also taking part in the tour promoting the December 28 fight card. The tour will make stops in Las Vegas, New York, Bristol, Miami, Rio de Janeiro before wrapping up in Sao Paulo on September 30. The rematch between Weidman and Silva will headline UFC 168.
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