Anderson Silva “…You End Up Learning With Your Mistakes.”

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva seems to be somewhat hesitant on the subject of changing his fighting tactics before his UFC 168 rematch with Chris Weidman set to be on December 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada, stating his provocation style “should continue”.

Silva, speaking via Globo TV, said:

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show. Nobody likes to lose. I train four months to win. But you end [up] learning with your mistakes, and I learned the worst way possible. After everything that happened, we calm down and I realized I had something to question, even question Anderson Silva. I lost to myself, and that’s the worst loss. Losing by knockout shakes you, [it] will be in history, but will leave a lesson.”

“Everybody has to retire, but it’s not my time yet. I’ll get a rematch. Chris gave me this opportunity and we’re fighting again. That’s another chance to overcome, reinvent myself as a person and athlete.”

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