It’s all fun and games until someone puts you to sleep and takes your UFC title.
Anderson Silva straight up clowned Chris Weidman (pictured) on Saturday night at UFC 162. As it turns out, the joke was on “The Spider.”
Weidman secured a takedown in less than a minute into their shootout and scored some good ground-and-pound. Despite losing the opening stanza, Silva came out in the second frame and taunted his opponent by keeping his hands down and daring Weidman to punch him in his face.
The “All-American” was more than willing to oblige. Silva pretended to be wobbled by a left hand, then was put to bed with a followup left. By the time Silva regained consciousness in the second round, UFC president Dana White was wrapping the middleweight belt Silva has donned for the past seven years around Weidman’s waist.
And just like that, Silva’s 17-fight winning streak, which included a UFC record 10 title defenses, came to a screeching halt.
Weidman was more than a 2-1 underdog against the Octagon’s most decorated champion.
Although White previously promised Silva would get an immediate rematch if he lost to Weidman, the 38-year-old claimed in his post-fight interview that he was no longer interested in competing for a title.
Silva just inked an unprecedented 10-fight contract extension with the UFC earlier this year.