Anderson Silva Talks About His Legacy: “I Changed the Life of Chris Weidman” (UFC 162 Video)


Anderson SilvaUFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has inspired up and coming fighters all over the world, including his UFC 162 opponent Chris Weidman.  Having accomplished all there is to accomplish in mixed martial arts, Silva’s legacy is now being a role model.

Weidman has stated that he admires Silva and his desire to fight the champion has fueled him throughout his undefeated career.

“I changed the life of Chris Weidman because Weidman fights for the belt Saturday.  This is good.  This is my legacy.  This is more important for me,” said Silva during the UFC 162 open workouts on Wenesday.  “This is very important.  Weidman has a big chance on Saturday.  This is very important.  This is the sport.  This is the UFC.  It’s the best sport in the world.”

Many feel Weidman may be the guy to dethrone the greatest fighter of all time and that Chael Sonnen provided a blueprint on how to do it.

“Chael is Chael, Weidman is Weidman,” said Silva.   “The UFC has the best fighters in the world.   Not me, all of us.”

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