"Rush" accurately predicted the outcome of the UFC 162 main event, which took place last Saturday night (July 6, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured Chris Weidman's stunning, second round knockout win over Anderson Silva for the middleweight title.
"I predicted Chris Weidman would win, but I didn't think he'd win the way he did. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission, but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up. But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he's the best in the world. Silva's very good at getting into his opponent's head so I don't think it's a lack of respect. It's more that he plays mind games with his opponents. It almost worked this time but he got caught. It doesn't mean that it was a bad strategy for him. You always recognize a great champion by how they come back from a loss and I know Silva came back from a loss and adversity before. He's the greatest of all time for sure. Depending if Anderson Silva would take a rematch, I believe Weidman can take that win again."
A "tired" Silva claims he's not interested in a rematch (see why here).
One thing he was interested in, was a "super fight" against St. Pierre, but according to "The Spider," the Canadian kingpin balked at the idea of moving up in weight, where he would have a size disadvantage against the larger Brazilian.
Not that any of it matters now.
Silva is no longer the champion, but he's still the best in the world, according to GSP. Or is he? That all depends on whether or not "All American" can repeat his championship performance later this year, or if he's just a temporary titleholder until someone like Vitor Belfort steps up.