Silva was in full-on clown mode throughout the fight, avoiding the attempted strikes of his challenger—until he didn’t.
The Spider feigned injury after a Weidman punch, and while he was doing so, Weidman connected with a left that had Silva’s eyes rolling to the back of his head as he crashed to his back on the canvas. Weidman then followed him to the ground, where he quickly finished the bout with ground-and-pound.
He may have lost his title and his winning streak, but Silva was victorious in one way, taking home a nice paycheck for his efforts.
Full UFC 162 Fighter Salaries
Chris Weidman: $48,000 ($24,000 plus $24,000 win bonus)
Anderson Silva: $600,000
Frankie Edgar: $240,000 ($120,000 plus $120,000 win bonus)
Charles Oliveira: $21,000
Tim Kennedy: $90,000 ($60,000 plus $30,000 win bonus)
Roger Gracie: $50,000
Mark Munoz: $84,000 ($42,000 plus $42,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch: $37,000
Cub Swanson: $58,000 ($29,000 plus $29,000 win bonus)
Dennis Siver: $33,000
Andrew Craig: $24,000 ($12,000 plus $12,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben: $51,000
Norman Parke: $30,000 ($15,000 plus $15,000 win bonus)
Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000
Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 ($29,000 plus $29,000 win bonus)
Dave Herman: $23,000
Edson Barboza: $46,000 ($23,000 plus $23,000 win bonus)
Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000
Brian Melancon: $16,000 ($8,000 plus $8,000 win bonus)
Seth Baczynski: $16,000
Mike Pierce: $56,000 ($28,000 plus $28,000 win bonus)
David Mitchell: $10,000
All numbers provided to Bleacher Report via Nevada State Athletic Commission. Salaries do not represent any undisclosed bonus dollars.