Former UFC middleweight champ Anderson "The Spider" Silva is not closing yet on the possibility of facing two of the leagues' top fighters in spite of having faced a roadblock in his previous fight against current division king Chris Weidman.
Silva lost his fight against Weidman when the American landed a left hook to knockout the seemingly indestructible Brazilian, who had held the middleweight championship belt for seven straight years prior to the fight.
Before the lost, the Brazilian was being pitted to fight either the welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or light heavyweight title holder Jon Jones. Fighting either of the two will surely translate into huge amount of cash in Pay-Per-View buys for the fighters involved as well as the UFC.
However, hopes of having a super fight ended in vain when Silva lost to Weidman in his 11th defense of the title. Due to this, the UFC scheduled a rematch against Weidman on Dec 28 at UFC 168 in Las Vegas instead of a fight against either St. Pierre or Jones.
In spite of this development, Silva still expressed his willingness to face both top fighters in the future.
"I really wanted this fight to happen," Anderson Silva said about facing St. Pierre, adding that the fighter is someone who "plays by the rules, doesn't' take too many risks."
With regard a fight with the heavier Jones, the Brazilian said he is still hopeful for it to happen. "That's the fight everybody is waiting for."
For either of the fight to happen, Silva should first set his sight on his upcoming title match and focus on defeating Weidman first above anything else. The former UFC champ admitted that he can't overlook the current middleweight title holder in spite of him still being the likely favorite when the two of them meet in December.
"I had a nightmare with Weidman, but I don't fear him," Silva said. He revealed that bringing Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal to camp is one of his strategies to prepare for his upcoming title shot.