Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is a man of few words. Just ask any journalist looking for a thorough answer when asking him a question (see proof here).
Nevertheless, when "The Spider" does speak, the few syllables that come out of his mouth carry plenty of weight behind them. And you can expect his latest blunt response to his knockout loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 this past July to make some waves.
When asked during a recent Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) about the combination that eventually put him down for the count, Silva declared it was indeed "lucky."
"Lucky, definitely lucky," he said.
When asked to clarify if he considers the upset win by Weidman to be nothing more than luck, Silva simply laughed off the question and refused to answer, asking for the next reporter to give him his best shot.
"All American" managed to find an opening to the Brazilian's chin during their Fourth of July weekend title fight, thanks to his opponent's hands being low.
Silva's response is rather surprising, really, seeing as how the former 185-pound kingpin is so adamant in asking fans and media alike to show Weidman, the new sheriff in town, the respect he deserves.
The good thing is, a healthy Weidman will be at full strength to show the mixed martial arts (MMA) world that his slick combo wasn't a fluke, by attempting to stop the "serious" version of Silva, one more time.