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Tuesday, 07/10/2012, 12:46 pm

A Driven Chris Weidman Plans To Break The Filipino Wrecking Machine | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
UFC Middleweight contender Chris Weidman comments in an interview with MMAweekly.

In his next bout Weidman faces Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman.

Munoz has stated that with a victory over Weidman he plans to call out Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Weidman feels he may also be close to a title shot but plans to show it by making a statement against Munoz and not in a post-fight interview.

“I see all these guys saying they think they deserve it and a lot of people think I deserve it too, and I think I kind of do too, but I’m not going to go out there and start strongly suggesting it because I’ve got a big fight with Mark Munoz and I’m in this fight to make a statement between me and him and that cage,”

“Once I make that statement that I feel like I’m ahead of the pack, if I’m able to make that statement then I think my performance will speak for itself. Then at that time I’ll come out and say I want Anderson Silva.”

Weidman has confidence in his skills and states he has no excuses not to win the fight against Munoz.

“I’m very confident in myself and feel like I can be a world champion and I can beat all these top guys. This is my chance to prove it. I have no excuses not to win this fight, it’s all on me if I lose,”

He is also happy to be facing an opponent like Mark Munoz and plans to break ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’

“I want to go in there against another confident guy who really thinks they’re going to be able to beat me,” Weidman said “It’s going to drive me to try to break them.”

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