Anderson Silva Confirms “I Back” for UFC 168 Rematch with Chris Weidman (video)


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Anderson-Silva-UFC-162-weigh-2-478x270UFC president Dana White on a Saturday edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter announced the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva for UFC 168 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, with a co-main event featuring Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate.

Part of ESPN’s coverage included a message from the former champion, Anderson Silva, who proclaimed, “I back, trust me, I back.”

Check out Anderson Silva’s ESPN message proclaiming that he is back and ready for a UFC 168 rematch with middleweight champion Chris Weidman…

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