The bout between Weidman and Silva, which is set for Dec. 28 in the main event of UFC 168, is expected to be one of the biggest fights in UFC history, so most fight fans would be shocked if its anything less than a wild slugfest.
"I'm expecting a war, just like I expected the first one," Weidman said on "The MMA Hour" with Ariel Helwani. "I'm going to be going for the finish. I expect to feel better in this fight, I won't have to deal with coming off two surgeries. I just feel like a was a bit sluggish in that last fight; didn't really feel 100-percent myself, but I got the 'W,' which is good, but in this next fight I feel like I will be a bit more comfortable and confident to go out there and do what I gotta do."
Weidman thinks Silva might act more serious this time around, since he knocked out the Brazilian legend during a taunt in their first fight.
"I knew going into this fight that I was going to have to fight him again and that's what I wanted," Weidman said. "If there wasn't a lot of doubters right now, this next fight wouldn't be something that people want to see. But, there are a lot of people that can't fathom Anderson Silva actually losing to anybody.
"So, that fact that I got him and knocked him out while he was doing his taunting that he does in every one of his fights; people are just going to say that he wasn't serious. So, I guess the ‘serious Silva' is going to come out on December 28 and we will see if I got lucky or not."
Time will tell if Silva will be in "serious" mode at UFC 168, or if he'll stick to the showmanship style that made him famous.
In the UFC 168 co-main, Ronda Rousey is set to fight Miesha Tate in another long-anticipated rematch.