Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is not blaming his corner for getting knocked out by Chris Weidman at the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch the replay here).
After all, he's the one who "lost control."
Be that as it may, "The Spider" knows he has some work to do if he plans to do a victory lap following his "All American" rematch at UFC 168, scheduled for Dec. 28, 2013 at "Sin City's" MGM Grand Garden Arena (more on that here).
First stop on the rebound tour? Thailand, where the Brazilian can tighten up his Muay Thai (via Esportes):
"I did not have to put the blame on my team. Who made the mistake was me. I've made a technical error, I cannot put the blame on my team. Now is reviewing what I did wrong technically, that is something we are already doing, and think forward. We have a nice workout calendar, soon going to Thailand to spend time there and then back to finish our training in Rio."
Where you at, Tong Po?
This isn't Silva's first trip to Thailand to work on "The Science of Eight Limbs," though it will be his first as ex-champ. Following a submission win over Travis Lutter back in early 2007, the lanky-but-lethal striker packed his bags to get some work in with the world's best stand-up fighters.
I guess none of them are enrolled at the "Muay Thai College" in Torrance (pic).
Silva will definitely get his blade sharpened overseas, but whether or not it helps him against one of the division's best wrestlers -- who capitalized on this "technical error" -- remains to be seen.