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Tuesday, 07/24/2012, 03:05 pm

Chris Weidman Wants to Finish Anderson Silva | UFC News

Chris Weidman believes after three finishes, and two wins over top ten opponents,  he has the resume to make the case for a middleweight title shot.

“I feel like I really deserve it. I beat two top five guys and I think I’m a stylistic nightmare for Anderson Silva.  I would love to get that shot.  No one else is on a five fight win streak and beat the quality of guys I’ve beaten.  I’m ready to speak up a little bit, just be confident in my abilities and respectfully call out Anderson Silva.” Weidman declared on mmaweeklyreadio.

“If I’m fighting Anderson Silva, I’m going in there knowing I belong in there.

I’m not going in there to beat him, I’m actually going in there I’m going to try to make a statement.

I’m going to try to finish him.  I know a lot of people who can’t imagine that happening and think I might be crazy, but as a competitor that’s the way I compete, that’s the way I train to really be the best, and I think I am,”

“On paper, I’m definitely a stylistic nightmare and he’s going to be going against a guy who’s in there to beat him, and not like some of these other guys that he’s fought that just want to share the cage with him.”

“I’m the only guy on a five fight win streak.  I’m undefeated.  I’m young.  I want to be a young champion.  I want to have this belt for a long time,” said Weidman.  “You have to build names, you have to take risks as far as a company, as far as a promotion. You have to take risks with guys and I’m a good guy to do that with.”

Will Chris Weidman’s 5 stellar win streak be enough to earn him a shot at the middlewieight title opposite 185lbs Kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva?

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58 Responses to “Chris Weidman Wants to Finish Anderson Silva | UFC News”

  1. Not You says:

    2 top 5 guys?

  2. A.James says:

    Give it to him dammit!

  3. Mark Munoz is a joke says:

    Who is Chris weidman

  4. Xaninho says:

    Noone beat the quality guys he’s beaten? because he beat an out of shape Munoz?

    Stop whining and fight for it.

    • kw says:

      I agree that this guy doesn’t deserve it. I also agree that he would be getting “fed” to A. Silva, no doubt. But there is no one else interesting for A silva to fight in MW. He knocked out Belfort, Boetsch just lost to Lombard, Bisping has been boring in his recent fights, Lombard needs a few finishes before he proves himself in the UFC. The only person in MW that is worth seing in the cage with A Silva right now is Sonnen and only because it would be nice to see him get destroyed AGAIN.

      • Nuitari X says:

        Actually it was Lombard who lost to Boetch.

        • KW says:

          Like many, I thought Lombard was robbed of the decision. Even though he absolutely didn’t hold up to all that hype, he still won that fight.

        • jcwell23 says:

          I disagree. Lombard did nothing. At least Boetch kept busy..

        • Tapitout21 says:

          What fight were you watching?!?! That was a clear 29-28 Boestsch other than when Lombard hurt him with the body kick he did nothing and he also did nothing when he hurt him. Tim recovered and stood it back up.

        • Brian says:

          How is it robbery if it was that close? lol. I never understood that mentality. It’s only robbery if one fighter clearly won the fight but is given the loss by decision. I mean they both did very little…it could have gone either way but Boetsch got the win because he was the aggressor for most of the fight…. Lombard didn’t even show up.

        • KW says:

          The kick that had Boetsch backing up in pain (even though it was the toe that grazed the stomach). The way he picked up Boetsch threw him on the ground. The other takedown, cant remember what round. Standing his ground (even though he was flat footed). To me those were the most significant parts of the fight. I have nothing against Boetsch, but I think he clearly lost that fight no matter how you look at it. He backed up a lot and didn’t do much to engage, and I’m not saying that Lombard was as agressive as he needed to be either. At the end when Rogan said “this shoud be a clear victory for Lombard”, I couldn’t have agreed more.

        • Xaninho says:

          Boetsch the aggressor? Boetsch was the backpedaler avoiding the fight. How can you win a fight when you spent the whole time avoiding it?

        • Anti-Zuffa says:

          I agree Tim lost that fight, and honestly I didn’t even score it that close. Examine: Tim backpeddled the entire fight. Hector was the aggressor the entire fight, Hector moved forward and controlled the Octagon the entire fight. Hector landed more shots and almost all were effective shots. Tim landed nothing but leg kicks and they weren’t effective leg kicks. Tim failed multiple takedown attempts while Hector was successful in 3. Now please vividly explain to me how Hector lost? All ears! Hector fought like shit, yes, but Tim fought like a pussy!

  5. Me says:

    He’s the only guy out there who deserves it, Or give a number one contender match with Boetsch

    • Haywood Jablowme says:

      Never gonna happen. Neither of these guys put asses in the seats.

      • Brian says:

        Exactly… people dont seem to understand that.
        Promoting isn’t just about giving the fans fights, it’s moreso about making money… and guys who don’t draw don’t make the UFC money.

        Anderson vs Bisping is probably what we’ll be looking at, only because Bisping will talk a trashstorm and bring in the “asses” for the seats

  6. ya herd says:

    If bisping beats stann,it should be bisping vs weidman for number 1 contender spot. if u take away that bullshit descion in the sonnen fight bisping beating stann would be on a 6 fight win streak, if anybody desreves to fight anderson its BISPING or WEIDMAN.

  7. ajalojsj says:

    two top 5, weird
    weidman dont deserve a title shot yet, anderson wants to make money and the name weidman dont sell well right now

  8. Xaninho says:

    Weidman is close, but I feel he should at least fight one worthy contender. Joe Silva and DW think the same apparently because DW already said Weidman is not getting it yet.

    I think if Bisping beats Stann, it will be Bisping who gets the shot. Like him or not he paid his dues. Weidman is just taking a step up by beating a badly out of shape Munoz, he needs to show he can beat a real contender not coming back from a surgery with a 30% fat percentage.

    • Jay says:

      No one really deserves a shot right now. Bisping technically coming off a loss and if you just scratch that fight off Weidman has more quality in wins than he does. Stann and Belcher don’t stand up to his record either. Boetsch’s record looks good on paper but I also thought he lost to Lombard and he was getting dominated by Okami.

      Long story short I believe Vitor is the only person who is fast enough to stand with Andy and maybe really threaten him when both are healthy. Bisping showed some good counter wrestling, Weidman shows good wrestling.

      I don’t think the two of them could win. Weidman could possibly submit, he did almost catch Demian. The only thing I do know is even though he isn’t a consensus number 1 contender no one else is at this moment so if they did give a shot right away why not give it to the undefeated fighter.

      • mj says:

        Agree 100%, Vitor is the only one the can put away Anderson. I would like to see them go at it again. But the others, really… its like picking the best of the worst.

        • Gouldx87 says:

          Really you wanna see Vitor come in and stand at andersons range until he gets kicked in the chops again… Vitor has the skills but he will never win cause he blows it in big fights everytime

  9. B-rad says:

    The more and more he talks, it just seems like shit is literaly coming from his mouth.. A stylistic nightmare?? When Andersons striking is on a level no one in his division is even close to, there is no such thing as a nightmare matchup for him… He’l get that face rearranged with a few good knees

  10. Nick says:

    He still needs another big win to me. I mean he’s coming off a huge win, I just think he needs another big win before he deserves a shot. That’s probably what’s going to happen.

  11. JK LOL says:

    Its just a joke you guys. Quit taking this guy seriously. No one knows who he is and he thinks its funny to call out Andy. Just give him a week and he will shut up.

  12. MMApersonalJesus says:

    I’d say have Belcher vs Belfort for the #1 contender and have Weidman fight the winner of Bisping vs Stann.

  13. A.James says:

    Let’s give it to the rest of the division who have done absolutely nothing impressive as of late. Vitor and Chael both got embarrassed. Silva bitched about rematches but then doesn’t want to fight the new guy. Awful. This weight division is a joke. The flyweights are more worth while at this point.

  14. stephen riddle says:

    I believe someone is forcing him to make these statements because hes clearly not ready for the goat.

  15. true mma says:

    Is this fucking guy drunk or just high as hell. Wow he beat munoz and looked like shit against maia and now he wants
    call out the spider. Fight Belfort then try and calling out the spider.

  16. SinCe2004 says:

    Who the F?/K does this guy think he is?!? What nerve!

  17. Brian says:

    I remember when people were calling Weidman a gatekeeper… like in 2012…. now he wants Anderson? lmao. I think a couple other guys will have cause to argue with that one. Bisping for one…

  18. Bd says:

    So does the rest of the division

  19. Clay says:

    Not saying he’s bad, but he needs at very least one more fight before anderson. If he demolishes the dude then give him the shot. Middle weights gettin good tho

  20. jdog says:

    Chris -v- Vitor
    Bisping -v- Stann

    Winner of both fight for a #1 contender spot, truly a good way to decide, after all Chael is the closest person to beat Silva and he beat both Bisping and Stann, so even with their recent losses it was to the old Number 1, that doesn’t mean EITHER should get a shot with a win against the other but put them in against the winner of Chris’s next fight.

    • Tapitout21 says:

      If Bisping wins he deserves the shot as much as I hate him (the decision loss to Sonnen was highly controversial unlike the lombard fight which Boetsch clearly won). Stann is no where near ready for a shot. Weidman needs a quality win against a top fighter not an out of shape Munoz. I’d like to see him against vitor/Okami or franklin possibly

  21. Xaninho says:

    I do realize Weidman is 5-0 in the UFC, but a guy like Bisping for instance is 12-4 in the UFC, his losses were handed to him by Rashad Evans, Bendo (scary KO btw),Wandy and Sonnen. All 4 of them ex-champs and one topcontender. He beat Sonnen in my opinion by the way, so it should be 12-3.

    Weidman’s only notable wins were Maia ( we all know what Silva did to him) and Munoz who came back from a major surgery with lay-off and badly out of shape. He hasn’t proven anything yet.

  22. Michael hamlin says:

    Who cares who fights Anderson cause they will not win !!!

  23. everybody want’s a piece of Anderson Silva, until they get a knee in the face.

  24. nick says:

    Chapel was only on a three fight win streak in those fights he beat Dan Miller Yushin Okami and Nate Marquardt

  25. stephen riddle says:

    Belfort vs belcher i think its official.

  26. AJ says:

    he’s ducking vitor, enough said.

    • Scotty says:

      Thought the same thing.. He wants the title shot now while the hype is on him and he has a claim that he beat the number 1 guy Munoz so he deserves a shot.. But if he fights Vitor, he could lose and go back to the bottom!

  27. Dee says:

    Weidman beat Munoz on Fuel TV.

    Need I say more. Even if he can beat Silva what’s wrong with him building his name up.

  28. maurice says:

    lombard isnt ready for anderson, but he did beat boetsch. flat footed and all, he still countered boetsch a lot. not to mention getting takedowns and stuffings boetsch shots. only success boetsch had was the leg kicks, other then that, he looked completly lost in there.

  29. Mike says:

    Personally I want to see Belcher in there with the Spider. I have said for a long time that I think he is the premiere MW in the UFC. The only loss I’ve seen him get was an absolute hose job against Sexyyama

  30. mean170 says:

    I had never heard of Chris Weidman until the Damian Maia fight. Now he has 1 win against the worst Mark Munoz the ufc has seen and he’s going to finish Anderson Silva. Yeah, okay. I mean they could throw him in there with Anderson and get TKO’d in the 1st or 2nd round, he won’t do it with the same flair that Chael did.













  32. But i will take the flirty girl!

  33. Actually Beotch said he wanted Silva too, so how bout we make it fair and make it Silva vs Weidman & Beotch? Throw a little Steven Segal instruction in there for Silva and we’ll have us a real fight.

  34. Edgar N Meza says:

    I don’t know who he means by top five and I don’t think he’s ready for a title shot either..

  35. M says:

    Dana really has Weidmans back but I think majority of fans need to see him in a number 1 contender fight before he can get in there with the spider.

    Stann v Bisping. Belfort v Belcher. We’ll see if anybody steps up and makes a statement

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