In the moments and even days following his stunning loss to Chris Weidman last month, fans of long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva wondered if perhaps the Spider we had all come to know and love might never return. Silva initially balked at a rematch with Weidman, after all, and said that he didn’t want any more title fights.
As we all know by now, Silva reconsidered that decision and will indeed face Weidman for a second time this December. Still, was Silva burned out at 38 years of age? Had he been pressured into accepting the rematch with Weidman? Did he even have the desire to be Anderson Silva anymore?
“He is determined, but has two arms and two legs just like me. Now I’ll bring Chuck Norris into my training camp]. I’ll bring both, Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal.”
There you have it, nation. Anderson Silva, super troll, has always preceded Anderson the devastating fighter. Here, in coded language, is Anderson Silva telling all his fans throughout the world, “I am once more ready to fuck with you, mentally, the way I have always fucked with you.”
For years, Silva has entertained himself with the elaborate ruse of pretending that Endurance Eating World Champion Steven Seagal was a martial artist, and that he respected him and relied on him for coaching. Now, Silva is indicating that he’s taking his real training for the Weidman rematch to another level by making up a new fake training narrative, in which he will be studying under a 73-year-old living meme.
Chuck Norris + Steven Seagal = an Anderson Silva who is once again ready to not tell you a darn thing about what really goes into his training. Are there any other action stars you think Anderson should throw into the mix for his UFC 168 training camp, ‘Taters?