"Look, that kind of kick is very hard to catch, it’s also hard to fit it too, but he did it. He can use this kick, but the way he did is pretty difficult to, but he did it. I believe you only get lucky if you train. He trained and got lucky. But I think it’s something that if he tried to do in ten fights he would only be succeeded once (laughs). He deserved it. I was doing fine on the fight, I was winning it, but I wasn’t lucky to fit that punch, I missed it, that punch on the ground was really powerful. If it hits him… But it didn’t and his kick hit me hard, it was his night, I can’t help it. Everything I promised to do, I did. I didn’t get the win, but it’s part of the sport. I’ll get my chance. We’ll work now so I get it the next time."
But will there be a next time? "The Phenom" was laid out in the first round of his Feb. 5 title fight and with Yushin Okami next in line and a Georges St. Pierre superfight possible for late 2011, it's hard to imagine "Silva vs. Belfort 2" anywhere in the near future. Then again, "The Spider" could move to light heavyweight or just retire from the sport altogether if he continues to clean the clock of every fighter he faces. So how about it Maniacs, did Silva "get lucky" with his fight-ending front kick in the main event of UFC 126? Or was it all part of Steven Seagal's master plan?