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CaptainObvious Says, in 7-13-2013 at 23:58:27 from 174.234.135.214    

HE BACK!

I smell a rubber match.

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Noel Says, in 7-14-2013 at 01:01:21 from 71.20.70.242    

I’d like to see Silva fight without clowning or coasting.

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CryHard Says, in 7-14-2013 at 01:02:56 from 98.151.156.232    

wont be a rubber match. anderson will finish him decisively this time.

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meopo Says, in 7-14-2013 at 01:36:28 from 217.187.14.186    

Wtf !? Everbody need to get up his way through diverse fights like cain did or anybody else. but he gets the fight directly ? …. unbelievable.

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inverteddickkick Says, in 7-14-2013 at 01:52:55 from 50.99.224.6    

i glad u back bro!!!

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Ointment Says, in 7-14-2013 at 01:54:11 from 98.250.82.247    

Someone doesn’t know what a rubber match is.

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Razor Says, in 7-14-2013 at 02:12:55 from 70.79.64.137    

@cryhard.

damn right there won’t be a rubber match as silva is going to lose again. this time he will get outwrestled for 5 rounds.

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baller Says, in 7-14-2013 at 03:06:40 from 208.54.40.208    

Weidman will win again

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karson Says, in 7-14-2013 at 03:09:26 from 65.130.65.228    

amazing what a talk w/ dana white will do..

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joaoblade Says, in 7-14-2013 at 03:12:05 from 178.82.139.88    

I don’t know if Anderson can win to Chris Weidman, I saw Chris being faster than Anderson in striking, and Anderson was knocked out… A fight is a figh… I really dont see Anderson winning this rematch. He’s time as passed. I’m glad I didn’t see Anderson against Jones, because that it would be total devastion problably, despite I give credit that Anderson would be way faster than Jones in the striking department. I also think that Anderson problem might be, he doesn’t have anyone to look up in his camp, it is preety obvious that he is the boss in is camp. A fighter to grow needs someone to look up to, needs a master. Beside the Technique that Steven taught him, I dont see Anderson using another Aikido moves, it’s saying, Anderson game has been the same for some time, there was some improvement in his wrestling, but the M.O it’s the same, despite it’s very dificult to fight him, Anderson has become predictable.

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wcoastassassin Says, in 7-14-2013 at 03:26:51 from 98.247.202.56    

Get Weidman a stretcher

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keulniss Says, in 7-14-2013 at 03:51:17 from 24.84.241.158    

@CryHard, there WILL be a rubber match if anderson wins the next fight. That’s what rubber matches are.

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T’Challa Says, in 7-14-2013 at 04:13:05 from 99.225.241.108    

Once again it’s on.. just come to fight Anderson, win or lose just go 100%, no clowning this time.

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Genghis Khan Says, in 7-14-2013 at 04:28:46 from 65.92.199.105    

he back people, he back

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shocktime Says, in 7-14-2013 at 05:02:32 from 68.190.201.155    

I think this is going to be the most hyped fight in UFC/MMA history.

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vic77 Says, in 7-14-2013 at 06:15:40 from 90.177.57.227    

who cares

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tobes Says, in 7-14-2013 at 06:30:05 from 24.77.16.248    

@ CryHard… even if Anderson finishes Weidman decisively (which I, for one, don’t expect)… how would there then not be a rubber match? Do you even know what a rubber match is?

It’s the conclusion of 3 competitve events in which each competitor already has 1 victory.

Weidman is the current champion. Why wouldn’t he deserve the same rematch that is being given to Anderson? Maybe he would have to fight another fighter in the interim, but there’s not many people at MW who could challenge him save Anderson.

Personally, I think that there will not be a rubber match because Weidman will win the rematch by decision. I predicted a Weidman victory in the first fight, and thought it might come via way of decision. The strike that felled Anderson was not a ‘lucky’ punch. Anderson uses his bravado and recklessness (hands at his side) to intimidate opponents and throw hooks from difficult angles. In this fight, his strategy of intimidating and embarassing his opponent did not work out for him.

Do I think the rematch will be competitive? Certainly. I hope it will be. Do I think that Anderson is going to obliterate Weidman to such a degree that they don’t have a third fight (which would make no sense from a marketing or sporting perspective)? Not for a second.

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CrookZ Says, in 7-14-2013 at 07:36:09 from 70.40.147.112    

smells like this was planned new years ufc card anderson silva rematch ….when not even two weeks ago he said he wanted to spend time with his family take 3 months off blah blah….if u guys actually think wideman beat him last time well then u probably think zimmerman really is innocent

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CrookZ Says, in 7-14-2013 at 07:36:34 from 70.40.147.112    

too soon?…

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yh3d00dy Says, in 7-14-2013 at 07:46:17 from 172.11.49.117    

Damn…. the rematch doesnt happen until December and they’re already started advertising this fight? zuffas gonna make a lot of $$$ from this rematch

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Original Fan Says, in 7-14-2013 at 09:52:40 from 174.93.110.98    

I think weidman has all the tools physically and mentally to win again but if silva does win what’s the chance of best 2 out of 3 happening???

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wtf Says, in 7-14-2013 at 11:10:16 from 86.8.131.130    

Anderson lost this fight not because of clowning, or a lucky shot. Watch the fight again. Weidman wasn’t scared to bring it. Took him down quick and must’ve done pretty damn well (I even think that he rocked him a few times) because as soon as Anderson got back up he started his games. It’s uber clear that he did not want to go back to the ground with Weidman. Silva played those mind games many times before (Griffin and Bonnar are the best examples). He tried standing with his back against the cage like with Bonnar, but got clipped twice pretty solid which instantly changed his mind about that. He then tried the same thing as he did with Griffin, but unlike Griffin, Weidman kept catching him with some shots and one of those shots dazed Silva just enough so when he followed up he managed to finish the job (also I don’t think that Silva was expecting Weidman to throw the right hand twice and then follow with the left).
Other than leg kicks Silva has not done s***!
I am not being biased here. I really like AS, but I just have enough of Silva fans making excuses. Watch the flippin fight!

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 7-14-2013 at 11:11:35 from 24.212.64.143    

@CrookZ
Lay off the crack pipe and go back to your stinky basement with your conspiracies. When you get knocked out, you don’t always think staright. This was the most disapointing moment in Andesron’s life ofr almost the last 10 years. He took some time and go offered a contract. BTW December is in more then 3 months so he is taking 3 months off.

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dub Says, in 7-14-2013 at 11:52:55 from 72.156.50.141    

Dana and many are saying this rematch will be much bigger than the super-fights ever would have been. that’s just BS. In the remaining fights of Andersons, I will hope that he fights Jones. Sure, people already are counting the GOAT out of winning, but I’ll root for the underdog.

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MMA Fan Says, in 7-14-2013 at 12:02:17 from 75.175.1.88    

Silva will lose again. I foresee Weidman with a ground and pound finish next or slick submission via guillotine choke……

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MMAGiantSilva Says, in 7-14-2013 at 12:05:35 from 71.76.140.1    

If thats what it takes for Anderson to feel confident I am still confident Chris will be 2-0 against him.

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asdf Says, in 7-14-2013 at 12:29:59 from 71.198.59.197    

@keulniss

Im sure this cryhard guy knows what a rubber match is. i think what he’s trying to say is that there won’t be a rubber match because although technically speaking the third fight would be a rubber match if anderson wins the next fight, anderson is going to beat weidman so bad and decisively that there wont be a need for a third fight. I tend to agree lol

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Money_talks Says, in 7-14-2013 at 12:41:02 from 99.231.213.157    

@karson money talks.

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ibunn Says, in 7-14-2013 at 12:53:41 from 70.48.196.229    

Silva wins flawless victory fatality

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Big Rig Says, in 7-14-2013 at 13:15:02 from 208.54.80.221    

@Crookz-Yes too soon dude! Take it easy with those type of comments! Anderson will destroy Weidman,he wants he’s hespect back,shark has no hespect for him,for Brazil,he bak! Also really loved the rubbermatch discussion,lol!

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jdogg Says, in 7-14-2013 at 13:21:45 from 75.143.73.241    

I think this was all set up from the first fight.

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partx Says, in 7-14-2013 at 13:46:19 from 91.229.41.100    

Its experience that will win next time. No offense i think Weidman is a great fighter with a lot of potential but really look at who he fought so far. Try to compare who fought so far Silva. I dont know how anyone can think that Weidman is a better striker. And yes Weidman won exactly because Anderson was clowning. How can you watch it in replays and still deny it? This time Silva will be sharp and serious about it. Maybe that loss is what he exactly needed to pump up his ego and ambition for next fight. Of course Weidman has serious chance too but if he is clever he wont try to stand and trade strikes with silva this time.

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mrl3 Says, in 7-14-2013 at 14:40:08 from 68.56.177.44    

Back……but maybe a bit too late.

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mrl3 Says, in 7-14-2013 at 14:43:41 from 68.56.177.44    

Sure A.S. can knock Chris Weidman out. And…possibly even submitting him. No doubts! But I see Weidman winning 7 out of 10 times. The edge definitely goes to Weidman.

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oreilzac Says, in 7-14-2013 at 14:46:19 from 109.255.68.14    

I Back! He’ll be on his back.

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mrl3 Says, in 7-14-2013 at 14:55:08 from 68.56.177.44    

I think most fighters have A.S. figured out……

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Joe Dog Says, in 7-14-2013 at 15:02:30 from 66.228.18.168    

I no trust you. I no trust Dana, et.al.. I no trust nothing.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 7-14-2013 at 16:52:39 from 24.212.64.143    

@partx
Haters are delusional. They like to hate the best fighters like GSP and Jones and deny their skills. They are the kind to say Jon jones is only good because of his reach and he should fight at HW bla bla bla. They are the same people who believed Sonnen when he was saying Silva sucked.

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sooooopernate Says, in 7-14-2013 at 20:06:01 from 71.237.254.30    

Guys, with the damn rubber match s***. He’s saying that Anderson will beat him so decisively, that weidman won’t be granted a rematch. I think the rubber match would happen eventually though even if Weidman gets crushed this time out.

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sve Says, in 7-14-2013 at 20:07:54 from 109.158.197.47    

Don’t know if Weidman was playing dumb, but it looked like Silva had him practically hypnotised up until he got careless and lost the fight.

Would hate to see Silva go on some crazy Fedor-like drop in form then retire – so I’ll be cheering for Silva if he fights Weidman again.

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Mi Tu Lo Says, in 7-14-2013 at 23:38:38 from 67.167.225.79    

I heard that Anderson after the fight decided to shuffle his training and hired new training partners:
- Sum Ting Wong (Yoga)
- Mi Tu Lo (Acupunture)
- Ho Lee Fuk (Chess)
- Bang Ding Ow (Tai Chi)

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sum ting wong Says, in 7-15-2013 at 03:45:10 from 71.123.143.33    

im willing to bet dana said “win the rematch and ill let you fight roy jones jr..” anderson will win, no snapping half ass punches this time.. im seeing anderson a la rich franklin. weidman may be the next reigning mw champ, but not until AS retires. i like weidman, but he doesnt hold a candle in the f***** wind to silva when hes on point. 12-28, pay attention, trust him, hes back

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tallandsincere Says, in 7-15-2013 at 08:22:29 from 81.145.182.82    

If Silva wins the rematch there will not be a rubber match as Anderson gets an automatic title shot as he was the champ for so long, of course he gets a rematch.

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TheGMan Says, in 7-15-2013 at 12:25:56 from 38.98.76.1    

I thought the first fight was interesting because of the immediate takedown, Weidman’s ability to land some serious shots while holding Silva down, the submission attempt, and Anderson’s ability to get back up. But the most interesting part of the fight was Weidman’s DEFENSIVE speed. If you watch the fight, Silva can’t land a punch because Weidman is too quick. So Silva tried the head games and yes Weidman looked a bit hesitant. But maybe, just maybe, Weidman was waiting for Silva to get really cocky and put himself in a position where Weidman knew he could throw a barrage without any threat of offense from Silva. And that’s how the fight ended.

Near the end of the first round when Silva is saying, “come on, come on, fight” etc. Weidman stops and says, “You’re not doing anything” and as he’s talking Silva throws a quick punch, just like we’ve seen him do in the past, except Weidman dodges it with relative ease. He was NOT caught off guard.

I don’t know what this all means for a rematch with Silva not doing the head games. I think it will be a MUCH tougher fight for Weidman and I think there’s a lot of potential for a rubber match.

Sorry for the lack of brevity…

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asfas Says, in 7-15-2013 at 19:15:11 from 129.8.102.31    

back to lose?? I hope he’s serious about being serious now. no more passion for motivation and fighting seriously.

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T’Challa Says, in 7-15-2013 at 20:05:29 from 99.225.241.108    

Dec 28 can’t come soon enough..

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bigbob Says, in 7-15-2013 at 23:37:15 from 70.53.174.168    

ufc has to ban rematches
I don’t care if spiderman wins
I am not interested in freaking
rematches all the time
silva is freaking 38 years old
give him matches a la cpt America
silva vs roy jones jr. etc etc
this is freaking entertainment
I like butterbean vs kimbo
cpt America vs toney etc etc
time for joe silva to go

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FailSonnen Says, in 7-16-2013 at 00:01:34 from 69.125.7.222    

Anderson will win and eventually Uriah Hall will also avenge his loss to Weidman too…

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mike malo Says, in 7-16-2013 at 13:23:39 from 71.229.183.65    

chris will win again. don’t bet on silva unless u want to throw money down the drain.

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