We are now two days removed from the fight and the result still stands. It turns out Silva did indeed lose. It wasn't just a collective dream shared by the MMA community.
The fight between Weidman and Silva was an odd affair, Weidman hunting the champ, Silva confusing the match for a foray into Dancing With the Stars.
It sure would be nice to see the two of them go at it for a second time, only with both fighters attempting to engage, wouldn't it?
Well, as it happens, Dana White says that we will see it.
Personally, I don't find an immediate rematch to be particularly viable. The nature of Weidman vs. Silva leaves me wondering if Silva would care to put more focus into a rematch, and if the result would be any different.
But if the former champion exhibits real dedication and concentration by winning a fight, and the new champion solidifies his spot by defending his title, Weidman vs. Silva II is a must.
Here are five reasons why.