UFC From All Angles: Anderson Silva Thinks UFC 148 Was The Biggest Fight Ever


In the full episode of Fuel TV’s “UFC From All Angles,” UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explains his focus and motivations throughout his illustrious fighting career. Reflecting back on his epic bouts with Chris Leben, Rich Franklin, Chael Sonnen, and more, Silva shows respect for the great fighters he has left in his wake.

‘The Spider’ admits that Chael Sonnen never showed up to the barbecue at his house, and that UFC 148 against Sonnen was the biggest UFC event in the promotion’s history. Silva believes that each fight is just a fight, and he’ll take this belief into his pivotal UFC 162 main event bout against Chris Weidman, who many think is the man to finally dethrone Silva.


  • One of the biggest in MMA history, without a doubt. Although by the predicted PPV numbers, don't think it even beat Liddell Ortiz 2. It's hard to tell though because there were probably many more millions in Brazil watching this fight.

    Talking about the widespread popularity of the fight before it happens, it's not even comparable to some boxing fights, like the Thrilla in Manilla and The Rumble in the Jungle.

  • Yeah, that's true, no MMA, let alone UFC fight, was big enough to compare to the magnitude of some of the all-time great heavyweight championship bouts. Too bad those days are gone.

  • An absolutely awesome interview. He's such a chromaticism fellow. I watched this and I found myself asking the question, why do I want this guy to lose?

    Not only is he an incredible fighter, the best, but he's also a fabulous human being. I truly do believe that he cares about people. I honestly believe every word that he speaks and that he has a tremendous amount of love and loyalty in his heart.

    His loss next Saturday night would set up the greatest re-match in all off MMA history and the most hyped fight of all-time and perhaps (even) the 1rst ever UFC super-fight. For, should Chris Weidman dethrone the wizard of 185 on July 6th 2013, that's exactly what a rematch would be.

    This is one of those fights, that should Silva lose, MMA fans will forever refer to it in terms of…."where were you when Anderson lost?".

    • Dear Professor Brian Cox,

      If Anderson Silva was circling the event horizon of a black hole at close to the speed of light WOULD he go forward in time? Or would the black hole be scared of him and move away?

      Thak you,

      Ben (Age 7)

      • Dear Ben

        Never begin a sentence with a conjunction. As far as your question goes, the answer is, the black hole would never see Silva coming, as he already moves faster than the speed of light. Beyond thought is pure being and he flows outside of space / time when operating. Your perception is not quite up to speed.



        • Dear God, you forgot a comma after "Dear Ben"

        • "Never begin a sentence with a conjunction."

          Never start a paragraph by not being not-at-all likeable either.

      • lol, I think you're obsessed with "black holes"

      • Dear Ben (and Endo),

        I am no professor, but I'll take a shot at your question.

        If Anderson was circling the even horizon of a black hole and being drawn into it, my guess would be that he would be moving faster than the speed of light. As light itself has a constant speed and cannot break free of the black hole's gravitational pull, it would stand to reason that as it is pulled in that its (light) speed must become greater and amplified.

        As to Mr. Silva moving forward in time as a result of his entrance into said black hole, I don't think that works by virtue of the fact that time comes to a stop @ the speed of light.

        Regarding the black holes fear of Mr. Silva that's a reasonable question. Given that there is no "visible light" in the vacuum of space the black hole would be well advised to get out of the way, as the hole would never see Silva coming. Subsequently, the black hole would not be able to defend itself and would be well advised to get out of the 185 Champion's way.

        The only caveat to any of this would be, that Eric Dollard tells us that there is no real way to determine the speed of light, as light does not become visible until it interacts with an object (a planet or an atmosphere, for example), thus it's impossible to state exactly what light is and what it's real speed might be.

        I hope my layman's explanation helps.

        On a side note, that's a very complicated question for a 7 year old MMA fan. Good for you Ben.

        • Anderson Silva would front kick the Black Hole right in it's pancreas

        • In a way it's a shame you're a nice person because if you were a total **** I could have had a lot of fun harassing you with this running 'Professor Brian Cox' gag.

          I'll stop doing it now – appreciate the effort in your reply.

  • Great question! The black hole would make sure its singularity would indeed genetate infinite mass so time would stop and we would never see the "days of the Goat" end…

    • It is a great question and certainly one for people to have some fun with, in terms of answering it.

  • Definitely his biggest, the buys tell the story.

    Not the biggest MMA event by far, that would be Sapp vs. Akebono back in the day I believe (which was a hybrid event anyway). Or maybe Gracie vs. Funaki.