I was reading threads predicting the outcome of the highly anticipated AS & Weidman rematch in December when I started thinking about what makes a champion become a legend, so to speak. I'm far from an Anderson 'nut hugger' as I noticed they are called around here, in fact I was cringing when he got knocked out because he looked stupid with all the taunting and mind game stuff. I respect Weidman as the new champion and being the man to end the spiders reign is some career achievement. However, don't you think that if Anderson wins the rematch, and perhaps makes a couple more defenses, this would make him a greater champion than simply retiring undefeated in the UFC? Like the saying goes 'true champions win no matter what' (or something along those lines), he displayed this in the first Chael fight where he managed somehow to pull of that triangle (with an apparently broken rib) and I feel that if he wins the belt back this will be displayed again. He must have felt very down and defeated after getting knocked out in such fashion, and his post fight rash comments seem to have indicated that. Also in that brazillian interview he said how he felt like he had wasted his teams time and felt awful, not sleeping for days/weeks. Of course, this could just be media talk and what not, but the point stands. Overcoming this adversity might prove tougher than everybody expects for the spider. Everyone is expecting him to come out 100% focused and go for the technical dispatch of weidman, but perhaps we may have underestimated the toll that loss has taken on him psychologically. If he returns wins the rematch, does this show greater championship than simply defending the belt in the first place? I hope this came across properly and not as a load of drivel, but what do you guys think?