Dec 28, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chris Weidman after his UFC middleweight championship bout against Anderson Silva at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Weidman won. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Weidman Would “Feel Bad” Fighting Silva Again


In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman said he would feel right fighting Anderson Silva again.

“It’s a tough injury to come back from. I honestly would feel bad to fight him again,” Weidman told the paper. “I know he’s going to be a little hesitant to kick me. He has to worry about getting knocked out. I’ve dropped him twice, knocked him out once. And I don’t know if it’d even be a fair fight to take. There has to be a lot going through his head. Got a leg broken, got knocked out, got dropped. I don’t know where he is mentally, but fighting is 90% mental”

To me this seems a little disrespectful to talk about a living legend like that. Especially when both victories happened in such fluke-like ways. I am not trying to diminish Chris Weidman and his accomplishments in any way. I just think that he should be a little more respectful to a fighter who held the title as long as Silva had.

Being confident is important to a fighter and Chris Weidman certainly has confidence to spare. I just wish he would temper it a bit. I believe he is a legitimate champion and I look forward to his next fight but these comments just rubbed me the wrong way.

Chris Weidman is scheduled to defend his title against Vitor Belfort. No date has been set as of yet but it will take place in Las Vegas.

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  • Ol’ Rooter

    Weidman vs Beltor won’t take place in Vegas, Homeland security won’t let him on the plane with his TRT chemical bag.

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  • Billy

    What is with this “fluke” shit you Anderson worshippers are always coming up with? I mean seriously, he knocked Silva the fuck out, and then so perfectly defended against Silva’s last weapon, the roundhouse kick, he broke his fucking leg. Dummies say the first knock out didn’t count because Silva was clowning. 1) Silva clowned during almost every fight he ever had, and people said he was so great because he could get away with it. Well, he couldn’t get away with Weidman because Weidman is better. Further, the clowning thing was a mental weapon Anderson employed, he didn’t just do it for the hell of it. The weapon didn’t work against Weidman. 2) Even if Anderson was clowning, whose fucking fault is that. If Weidman had been clowning and Silva knocked him out, would you say Silva’s win was a “fluke” or “didn’t count”?
    Further, it is “disrespectful” to say that about Silva? What is Silva some fucking God that you have to couch every utterance about him with respect and reverance? Silva talked alot about respect, but when you look at his actions, rather than his words, he is actually one of the most disrespectful dickheads the UFC has ever had in its ranks. I mean seriously, Weidman is better than Silva…get the fuck over it. Eventually, someone will be better than Weidman, and whomever that is will eventually get beaten as well. Quit deifying people, you sound like a fucking infant.

    • Tate Dragstra