To anyone who still thinks Anderson Silva is better, Weidman says, “You’re WRONG!”

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion

weidmanVigUFC Middleweight champ Chris Weidman had quite a 2013. He shocked the entire world by knocking all-time great Anderson Silva out cold in July; and then he defended his new title by defeating Silva again in December. The second fight had an even more shocking finish than the first. Weidman, however, knows that the way the fight ended doesn’t change the result—he still beat Silva twice.

“Obviously, breaking Anderson Silva’s leg was not the way I wanted to win the fight,” he told MMA Junkie. “I would have rather knocked him out, or submitted him. But, being in the cage with him now twice and beating him every single minute of every round, I’m very secure in the fact that I’m a better fighter. There’s people out there that think he’s better than me, they’re wrong.”

Now holding the belt, he’ll next face Vitor Belfort at UFC 173. After that, there are plenty of great would-be matchups at middleweight that would be new and exciting to fans everywhere. And Weidman wants to face all of them.

“I want to clear out the middleweight division and then fight the best at 205 and show the world what I can do.”

Although he’s firmly entrenched at 185 pounds, he says he has “no problem going to 205.” That’s interesting to hear from the new champ, but it also echoes his confidence. Still undefeated, Weidman has a lot to be confident about. And with two wins over the guy many people consider the greatest UFC champion ever, who’s to argue?


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